The enraged musician [graphic] / design'd, engrav'd & publish'd by Wm. Hogarth Novbr. the 30th 1741, according to act of Parliament.
[London] [Wm. Hogarth] [30 November 1741]
1 print : etching and engraving on laid paper ; plate mark 36.0 x 41.3 cm, on sheet 47.2 x 61.1 cm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 3, no. 2518 Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (3rd ed.), no. 152
Title engraved below image. State from Paulson. "Price 3 shillings"--Following imprint. Sothebys, F.E. Sotheby Sale, lot 215 (Hogarths works) to Maggs for W.S. Lewis; 21 Nov. 1955; Acquisition no.: 955-11-21-30. 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 scene in London, possibly near St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, shows a musician at an open window holding his ears against the noise of the street; a pregnant ballad-seller chants while her baby cries and a parrot above her head on the lamp post squawks; a milkmaid and other street-traders cry their wares; one small boy plays a drum while another urinates under the startled gaze of a small girl who holds a rattle and stands by a house made of toy blocks; an itinerant oboist plays; a dustman carries his basket and a bell; a knife-grinder sharpens a cleaver, a dog barking at his feet; on the roof at the right two cats fight (both shown with arched backs) just beyond the chimney from which a chimney sweep emerges. A sign to the left of the musician's window advertises The Beggar's Opera. A sign on the building to the right reads "John Long Pewterer." In this state the horse on the extreme right is black (white in the earlier state), the boy's slate trailing on the ground was only half shaded in the earlier state, but is now darkened.
Blocks (Toys) Cats Children Chimney sweeps City & town life Dogs Musical instruments Musicians Noises Occupations Parrots Perrins, Charles William Dyson, 1864-1958 Sotheby, Frederick Edward, 1837-1909 Steevens, George, 1736-1800 Street vendors Urination
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1741 Etchings -- England -- London -- 1741 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1741
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