The Golden Age.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 [...]
Mezzotint, very scarce; platemark 250 x 355mm (9¾ x 14"). Thread margins; glued to backing sheet at top; small tear at top.
Fine mezzotint by the early mezzotinter John Simon (c.1675-1751) after his French contemporary François Verdier (1650-1730). One of a series of the ages.
Ex: Collection of the Hon Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 33176] £480.00