[Hogarth painting the comic muse] [graphic].

Edition:
[State 7].
Published/Created:
[London]
[Wm. Hogarth]
[1764]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching and engraving on laid paper ; plate mark 40.3 x 35.3 cm, on sheet 60.8 x 47.3 cm
Notes:
Title, state, publisher, and date from Paulson.
After the painting in the National Portrait Gallery, London.
Sotheby's, F.E. Sotheby Sale, lot 215 (Hogarth's works) to Maggs for W.S. Lewis; 21 Nov. 1955; Acquisition no.: 955-11-21-1. 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.
Abstract:
A self-portrait of Hogarth painting Thalia, the Comic Muse holding a satyr's mask in her left hand and a book in her right hand. On the pillar to her left is engraved the words "Comedy 1764." Hogarth is seated in a chair leaning forward toward the easel, looking to right, wearing an indoor cap and a loose coat; he holds a palette, brushes and palette knife, a pot of oil on the floor beside the chair. A volume of prints and a burin can be seen in a niche in the wall behind the easel. Leaning against the leg of the easel is a copy of "Analysis of Beauty", the accompanying print protruding from its pages.
Variant Titles:
William Hogarth 1764
Associated Names:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Printmaker]
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Artist]
Topics:
Artists -- British
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764
Kinnaird, Charles Kinnaird, Baron, 1780-1826
Muses (Greek deities) in art
Painting
Perrins, Charles William Dyson, 1864-1958
Sotheby, Frederick Edward, 1837-1909
Steevens, George, 1736-1800
Language:
English
Genre:
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1764
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1764
Portrait prints
Self-portraits -- England -- 1758
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 1++ Box 300
Orbis Record:
9884226
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr22232
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
16030549
PID:
digcoll:2808283