A just view of the British stage, or, Three heads are better than one [graphic] : scene Newgate by M D-V-to.

Creator:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, printmaker.
Edition:
[State 1].
Published/Created:
[London] :
[Wm. Hogarth],
[December 1724]
Physical Description:
1 print : engraving on laid paper ; sheet 20.4 x 22 cm
Notes:
Title etched above image.
State, publisher, and date from Paulson.
"Price six pence".--Lower right corner.
First state of the print with motto in banner at top of image misspelled: "Vivetur ingenio".
Caption below image: This print represents the rehearsing a new farce that will include [the] two famous entertainments Dr. Faustus & Harlequin Shepherd to wch. will be added Scaramouch Jack Hall the chimney-sweeper's escape from Newgate through [the] privy ... [Signed] Vivat Rex.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
CtY-LW
Abstract:
The stage of a theatre, with halters suspended over three managers of theatres; the labels issuing from the mouths of these persons have characteristic words. Wilks dangles Punch. The Laureat Cibber dangles Harlequin and invokes the Muses. Booth letting down the image of Jack Hall basphems: "Ha this will do G-d D- me". On the table before the speakers is a pamphlet with a print of Jack Shepard. Ben Jonson's ghost, holding a lit candle, rises to the stage on the left. In Horace Walpole's catalog, this print is referred to as "Booth, Wilks and Cibber contriving a pantomime, a satire on farces."
Variant Titles:
Three heads are better than one
Topics:
Clowns.
Comedies.
Topics:
Cibber, Colley,--1671-1757.
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, artist, publisher.
Jonson, Ben,--1573?-1637.
Perrins, Charles William Dyson,--1864-1958--Ownership.
Steevens, George,--1736-1800--Ownership.
Thurmond, John,--fl. 1724-1749.--Harlequin Sheppard.
Wilks, Robert,--1665?-1732.
Language:
English
Genre:
Engravings--England--London--1724.
Satires (Visual works)--England--1724.
Format:
Image
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:
75
H67
800 v.1
Folio 75 H67 800 v.1 (Oversize)
Orbis Record:
12684332
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr26077c
Citation:
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 2, no. 1761
Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (3rd ed.), no. 57
Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (1st ed.), no. 45
OID:
16193809
PID:
digcoll:4048139