1 print : etching and engraving on laid paper ; plate mark 40.3 x 35.3 cm, on sheet 60.8 x 47.3 cm
Catalogue of engraved British portraits preserved in the Department of Print and Drawings of the British Museum, v. 2, p. 539 Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (3rd ed.), no. 204
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.
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.
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
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1764 Etchings -- England -- London -- 1764 Portrait prints Self-portraits -- England -- 1758
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