George Steevens's collection of Hogarth prints [graphic].
Steevens, George, 1736-1800, collector.
[England], [not after 1800]
ca. 800 prints in 3 albums : etchings, engravings, mezzotints ; binding height 81 cm
Title assigned by cataloger. Bound in brown calf, rebacked. With the armorial bookplate of William Windham; also with the bookplate of Charles William Dyson Perrins. George Steevens bequeathed this collection to William Windham (1750-1810). At Windham's death, the collection was put up for sale on 20 July 1810 and was bought in by Mrs. Windham at 292 guineas; by descent through the Windham family; Sotheby's, 17 February 1919 to Dyson Perrins for £400; Sotheby's sale including Property of the Late C.W. Dyson Perrins, Esq., 11 June 1959, lot 100 purchased by Maggs Bros. for W.S. Lewis for £1300. An title index to these three volumes in George Steeven's hand, acquired separately. See Lewis Walpole Library call number: LWL Mss File 122.
Three elelphant folio volumes containing 705 prints and tracings: 469 prints by Hogarth; 236 additional satires after Hogarth's prints by contemporary artists George Bickham, Samuel Ireland, and Paul Sandby. Also included are rare trade cards and coats of arms; Hogarth's shop-card as well as those of his sister, Ellis Gamble, and Edward Vaughan; Harrison's Tobacco Paper; Arms of Sir Gregory Page, Kendal and other coats-of-arms; theatre tickets including tickets for the Theatre Royal. Some of the Hogarth prints include: Some of the Principal inhabitants of the moon; The Harlot's progress, first and later states; The Rake's progress, first and later states, including two unfinished proofs; The four times of day, including an unfinished proof; Strolling players, first and second states; Hogarth's Tour by R. Livesay after Samuel Scott, a set of nine colored, with An Account, five leaves; a printed list annotated in Hogarth's hand.
Bickham, George, 1706?-1771. Hogarth, William, 1697-1764. Hogarth, William,--1697-1764. Hogarth, William,--1697-1764--Ms. notes. Ireland, Samuel, -1800. Ketton-Cremer, R. W.--(Robert Wyndham),--1906-1969--Ownership. Perrins, Charles William Dyson,--1864-1958--Bookplate. Perrins, Charles William Dyson,--1864-1958--Ownership. Sandby, Paul, 1731-1809. Steevens, George,--1736-1800--Ms. notes. Steevens, George,--1736-1800--Ownership. Windham, William,--1750-1801--Bookplate. Windham, William,--1750-1801--Ownership.
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