The times. Plate I [graphic] / designed & engraved by W. Hogarth.

Edition:
[State 3].
Published/Created:
[London]
[Wm. Hogarth]
published as the act directs Sepr. 7, 1762
Physical Description:
1 print : etching and engraving on heavy laid paper ; plate mark 24.9 x 30.7 cm, on sheet 30.0 x 39.0 cm
Notes:
Title devised by cataloger.
Series title etched below image.
Third state as described by Paulson, with the figure of Henry VIII transformed into a portrait of William Pitt.
Sotheby's, F.E. Sotheby Sale, lot 215 (Hogarth's works) to Maggs for W.S. Lewis; 21 Nov. 1955; Acquisition no.: 955-11-21-79. Purchased as a bound collection of 97 prints with Sotheby bookplate; disbound January 1984.
Formerly owned by Frederick Edward Sotheby of Ecton, Northants, 1837-1909.
1 print : etching and engraving ; plate mark 247 x 308 mm, on sheet 264 x 330 mm.
Abstract:
A defense of the unpopular ministry of John Stuart, third Earl of Bute, Hogarth takes off from a print published in August 1762 "John Bull's House sett in Flames". He depicts a London street scene in which the half the buildlings are in flames as the political factions either stir the flames or are battling to extinguish them. The fire is the Seven Years' War and the houses, Germany and France; the two men clasping hands are France and Spain who had recently joined in the fight against England.
Variant Titles:
The times ; plate I
Associated Names:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Printmaker]
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Artist]
Topics:
Bute, John Stuart, Earl of, 1713-1792
Cities & towns
Fire fighting
Firefighting equipment
Fires
Perrins, Charles William Dyson, 1864-1958
Pitt, William, Earl of Chatham, 1708-1778
Seven Years' War, 1756-1763
Signs (Notices)
Steevens, George, 1736-1800
Language:
English
Genre:
Annotations (Provenance) -- 18th century
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1762
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1762
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1762
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
These images are provided for study purposes only. For publication or other use of images from the Library's collection, please contact the Lewis Walpole Library at walpole@yale.edu. Further details on the Library's photoduplication policy are available at http://www.library.yale.edu/walpole/html/research/rights_reproductions.html
Call Number:
Sotheby 79 Box 100
Orbis Record:
9090866
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr22205
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
16030522
PID:
digcoll:2808263