Title etched below image. Lettered above the image with text beginning: Hogarth's first thought for the medley. Copied from a very curious print designed and engraved by Hogarth, of which there are only two impressions, both of them in the possession of John Ireland. March 15th 1796. [Image of hand with pointing finger]. After taking the above impressions, Hogarth changed the point of his satire from the superstitious absurdities of popery and ridiculous personification delineated by ancient painters, to the popular credulities of his own day, erased or essentially altered every figure except two, and on the same piece of copper engraved the plate now in the possession of Messrs. Boydell, entitled Credulity, superstition & fanaticism, a medley. Dedication etched below title: Humbly dedicated to his Grace the Arch Bishop of Canterbury, by his Graces most obedient humble servant Wm. Hogarth. Text following dedication: Advertisement. The intention of this print, is to give a lineal representation, of the strange effects of literal and low conceptions of sacred beings, as also of the idolatrous tendency of pictures in churches, and prints in religious books, &c. Legend following advertisement: A. After Raphael Urbino. B. After Rubens. C. Afgter Rembrant. D.E.F.G.H. Are imitations of several other painters. Sheet trimmed to plate mark. CtY-LW Copy of: Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 3, no. 2425 Copy of: Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (3rd ed.), no. 210
Copy of Hogarth's print; interior of a chapel with an impassioned preacher inspiring his listeners who include a woman swooning on the floor and a young couple embracing; many of the congregation are clutching figures of Christ; a barking dog with a collar labelled "Whitfield" echoes the preacher.
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, artist. Perrins, Charles William Dyson,--1864-1958--Ownership. Steevens, George,--1736-1800--Ownership. Toft, Mary,--1703-1763--Caricatures and cartoons. Villiers, George,--1690-1748. Whitefield, George,--1714-1770--Caricatures and cartoons.
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