The enraged musician [graphic] / design'd, engrav'd & publish'd by Wm. Hogarth Novbr. the 30th 1741, according to act of Parliament.

Edition:
[State 3].
Published/Created:
[London]
[Wm. Hogarth]
[30 November 1741]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching and engraving on laid paper ; plate mark 36.0 x 41.3 cm, on sheet 47.2 x 61.1 cm
Notes:
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.
Abstract:
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.
Associated Names:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Printmaker]
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Artist]
Topics:
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
Language:
English
Genre:
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1741
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1741
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1741
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 30++ Box 305
Orbis Record:
9884989
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr22254
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
16030571
PID:
digcoll:2808316