Characters who frequented Button's coffee house about the year 1720. Plate 3 [graphic] / Hogarth delt. ; S. Ireland fecit.
[State with Addison's name burnished out].
[London] [Faulder and Egerton] 
1 print : etching and aquatint in sepia on wove paper ; plate mark 14.3 x 20.7 cm, on sheet 15.3 x 20.6 cm
Title from text in image above the two figures. Series title etched below image; plate number in upper right corner above image. Plate from: Ireland, S. Graphic illustrations of Hogarth. London : Published by R. Faulder, New Bond Street; and J. Egerton, Whitehall, 1794, v. i, p. 31. 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. Plate number altered in pen from '3' to '2'.
Two men are seated at a table, the elder (on the left, identified as Martin Folkes) looks through his eyeglasses at a watch, a paper headed 'Votes of the Common' is on the table in front of him. On the right a younger man (identified as Addison) sits across from him, his left arm casually draped over the back of his bench; on the table in front of him is a bowl; he holds a spoon in his right hand, his hat on the seat beside him. After a drawing formerly attributed to Hogarth. See British Museum online catalogue.
Addison, Joseph, 1672-1719 Coffeehouses -- England Folkes, Martin, 1690-1754 Perrins, Charles William Dyson, 1864-1958 Steevens, George, 1736-1800
Annotations (Provenance) -- 18th century Aquatints -- England -- London -- 1794
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