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Four Ages of Man / La Vieillesse (Old age)

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1876,0708.2454

  • Title (object)

    • La Vieillesse (Old age)

    Title (series)

    • Four Ages of Man
  • Description

    The courtyard of a house, with three old people sitting on the left; one of the woman is spinning wool while the other is sleeping, and the man is stroking a dog; to left, an old man is courting a young woman. c.1735 Mezzotint

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1730-1735
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 336 millimetres
    • Width: 440 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with names of designer and engraver, publication address: 'Lancret pinxit Georg Christ Kilian sculps et exc A.V.', title, and four verses in German and French.
  • Curator's comments

    Two version sof this subject by Larmessin are also in the BM.

  • Bibliography

    • Bocher 1877 86 (c) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (German XVIIIc Unmounted Imp)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1876

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1876,0708.2454

The courtyard of a house, with three old people sitting on the left; one of the woman is spinning wool while the other is sleeping, and the man is stroking a dog; to left, an old man is courting a young woman.  c.1735 Mezzotint

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The courtyard of a house, with three old people sitting on the left; one of the woman is spinning wool while the other is sleeping, and the man is stroking a dog; to left, an old man is courting a young woman. c.1735 Mezzotint

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