[Columbus breaking the egg] [graphic] / design'd & etch'd by Wm. Hogarth Decem. 1. 1753.

Edition:
[State 2].
Published/Created:
[London]
[Wm. Hogarth]
[1 December 1753]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on laid paper ; plate mark 16.4 x 19.2 cm, on sheet 18.2 x 21.3 cm
Notes:
Title, publisher, and state from Paulson.
MacDonald; February 1941; Acquisitions no.: 941-2-1-2.
1 print; etching ; plate mark 164 x 192 mm, on sheet 213 x 244 mm.
Abstract:
Originally designed as the subscription ticket for the "Analysis of Beauty" the design, based on Leonardo's Last Supper shows, depicts Christopher Columbus demonstrating how to make an egg stand on its end. The five observers look at the cracked egg, upright on the table, in amusement at the evidence of an inventive mind at work. Two other eggs intertwined with two eels lie on a plate in the center of the table. On the bottom right, a dog peeps over the edge of the table, the cloth and cutlery tossed off to the side. In this state the receipt portion has been cut off and statement of responsibility added.
Associated Names:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Printmaker]
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Artist]
Topics:
Columbus, Christopher
Dogs
Parables
Perrins, Charles William Dyson, 1864-1958
Sotheby, Frederick Edward, 1837-1909
Steevens, George, 1736-1800
Language:
English
Genre:
Annotations (Provenance) -- 18th century
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1753
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1753
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Call Number:
Hogarth 753.12.01.02 Box 110
Orbis Record:
9883159
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr22646
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
16034753
PID:
digcoll:2810264