The Brazen Age.Virtue languising [sic] ! is represented by Minerva leaning on the knees of Industry, & the Indolence of the Sciences shews the barreness of this Age. [...]
Mezzotint, platemark 250 x 355mm (9¾ x 14"). Thread margins; glued to backing sheet 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: 33177] £480.00