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Mr. Bransby in the Character of Aesop, Mr. Parsons as Old Man, and Mr. Watkins as Servant, in "Lethe, or Aesop in the Shade"

Artist:
John Young (British, 1755–1825 London)
Artist:
After Johan Joseph Zoffany (German, near Frankfurt 1733–1810 London)
Sitter:
Robert Bransby (British, active 1770–90)
Sitter:
Mr. Watkins (British, active late 18th century)
Sitter:
William Parsons (British, 1735–1795 London)
Date:
1788
Medium:
Mezzotint
Dimensions:
Sheet (trimmed within plate): 19 5/8 × 23 13/16 in. (49.8 × 60.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1917
Accession Number:
17.3.961
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in plate, in lower margin, lower left: "Zoffanji Pinx"; at center: "T. Simpson excudit"; at right: "J: Young Sculp:"; along lower edge: "Publish'd April 9th 1788 by T. Simpson St. Paul's Church yard"; names of characters printed in lower margin, but largely rubbed away.
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