Title, state, and imprint from Paulson. "Vol. 1. p.1"--Lower left corner, below image. One of seven illustrations engraved for a modernized edition of Apuleius's The Golden ass: Gildon, C. New metamorphosis. London : Printed for Sam. Briscoe at the Bell-Savage on Ludgate-Hill, 1724. Sheet trimmed to plate mark. CtY-LW
Frontispiece to Charles Gildon's The new metamorphosis (London : Sam. Briscoe, 1724) shows Apuleius on the left and Lucian on the right each with an ass with the modern adaptor in the middle. Below the figures of Apuleius and Lucien are two satyrs; between them is a scene in front of church with couples embracing and kissing; a man and a woman stand on either side of a boy chastising him (?).On the base is etched "Credo pudicitiam Saturno rege moratam in terris", an allusion to the satire on women.
Apuleius.--Metamorphoses--Illustrations. Briscoe, Samuel, active 1691-1727, publisher. Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, artist. Kinnaird, Charles Kinnaird,--Baron,--1780-1826--Ownership. Perrins, Charles William Dyson,--1864-1958--Ownership. Steevens, George,--1736-1800--Ownership.
Book illustrations. Etchings--England--London--1724. Frontispieces.
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