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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"

John Young (British, 1755–1825 London)
After Johan Joseph Zoffany (German, near Frankfurt 1733–1810 London)
Robert Bransby (British, active 1770–90)
Mr. Watkins (British, active late 18th century)
William Parsons (British, 1735–1795 London)
Sheet (trimmed within plate): 19 5/8 × 23 13/16 in. (49.8 × 60.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1917
Accession Number:
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.
Chaloner Smith 9
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