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Creator:
Print made by John Simon, 1675–1755, French
after Francois Verdier, 1651–1730, French
Title:

The Brazen Age

Date:
undated
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 × 15 1/8 inches (27.9 × 38.4 cm), Plate: 9 13/16 × 13 7/8 inches (24.9 × 35.2 cm), and Image: 9 3/16 × 13 13/16 inches (23.3 × 35.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, center left: "#95"

Lettered, lower left: "F. Verdier delin | Virtue languising! is represented by Minerva leaning on the knees of Industry, & the | Indolence of the Sciences shews the barreness of this Age. Regal Power holding a | Golden rod & supported by the strength & solidity of Government who come to their | Assistance & command Plenty to bestow Riches upon Arts & sciences. near mount"; lettered, lower center: "The BRAZEN AGE"; lettered, lower right: "J. Simon fecit | Parnassus, Poetry, Sculptur, & Geometry attend their Favours. Painting Architec | ture, & Comedy are half buried. Melpomene the Muse of Tragedy seems inactive | & the Genius's sleeping are Symbols of Drowsiness & ye disregard of Knowledge."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.1163
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:23008
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