The complicated R-n [graphic] / Hogarth del. ; S.I. Jun. fe.
[London] [S. Ireland] 
1 print : etching on wove paper ; plate mark 22.8 x 15.4 cm
Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (2nd ed.), p. 314 Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 2, no. 2019
Title from caption above image. Signed within image: WH f. [i.e., Wm. Hogarth fecit]. Text below image: "I know well enough my eye is no eye at all. I must apply to my telescope. My son is my telescope, tis by his help I read [the] learned languages." Page from: Ireland, S. Graphic illustrations of Hogarth ... 1794, vol. i, p. 86. Gift of Joseph Verner Reed (Yale 1926) to the Yale Library, 1958. Portions were transferred to Lewis Walpole Library 1960. For other items from this gift refer to Beinecke Library's GEN MSS 1000.
A copy after the 1734 print from a design by W. Hogarth. The artist Jonathan Richardson, seated at a table, looks through a telescope that is aimed at the bare bottom of his son who stands on the table before him. Through his son the father looks at a volume of "Virgil [A]enid" which lies open on the shelf above. With his right hand he writes with a quill pen on a sheet of paper with the heading 'Note'. On the other shelves along the wall are paintings and small statuary; on the wall below the shelves is a portrait of Milton. On the floor in the lower right edge is an artist's palette and an easel. A dog jumps and barks at the son's feet.
Artists -- British Dogs Perrins, Charles William Dyson, 1864-1958 Richardson, Jonathan, 1665-1745 Steevens, George, 1736-1800
Book illustrations Etchings -- England -- London -- 1794
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