This is a line drawing done in colors of red, orange, blue, yellow, brown and green, on white paper. In the top center portion of the sheet are the words, "A LIE". Below this are forms that resemble an egg, a slice of bacon, a piece of bread with a pat of yellow butter. Below these forms are some round shapes, labeled "flakes", a bowl and a carton of milk.
Verso, inscribed in graphite, l.c.: "Miravan,/A young Nobleman of Ingria breaking open the/Tomb of his Ancestors, in search of Wealth, incited by/the equivocal Inscription, "In this Tomb is a Treasure greater than/Croesus possessed." found on entering is the following, "There dwells Repose,/Sacrilegious Wretch! Searchest thou for gold among the Dead? Go, Son of/Avarice! Thou canst not enjoy repose""; l.l.: "Jos. Wright. Pinx./of Derby"; l.r.: "Val. Green, sculp." Watermark: none visible.