The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949
Not on view
Ruin, representing the age from 80 until death, from a series with the six ages of man shown as the the architectural orders.
Inscription: at bottom center: IHW ; on pedestal at bottom left: EXCV. / P. BAL / TENS. on plaque at center of bottom margin: RVŸNE / .6. ; in bottom margin, at left and right: Deniq[ue] quicquid erit, Deus aut Natura quot ullum / Principium sub solo dedit mortale necesse est, // Paulatim accrescat paulatim labitur, atq[ue], Tempore commutat vitam cu morte funesta