The Golden Age
- Mezzotint on medium, moderately textured, beige, laid paper
- 11 3/8 × 15 3/8 inches (28.9 × 39.1 cm), 9 13/16 × 13 13/16 inches (24.9 × 35.1 cm), and 9 1/8 × 13 3/4 inches (23.2 × 34.9 cm)
Inscribed in graphaite, lower left: "B.1675.D.circ 1755"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower left: "#98"
Lettered, lower left: "E. Verdier delin. | The reigning Vertues of this Age are represented by Faith, Hope, and Charity. | Obedience by a Woman bearing a Yoak & by her side one holding Turtle Doves. | the Bee Hives on the other side shews Union & Concord. The Gifts of Heaven"; lettered, lower center: "THE GOLDEN AGE."; lettered, lower left: "J. Simon fecit | are represented by Plenty giving branches of Olives & Fruits to a Figure | which represents the Eternal Spring several Children bearing Flowers | whilst others play with a Lyon the Symbol of the Innocence of this Age."
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
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Print made by John Simon, 1675–1755, French, The Golden Age, undated
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