Beggar's Opera, Act III
Beggar's Opera, Act III [graphic] : "When my hero in Court appears, &c." From the original picture in the collection of his Grace the Duke of Leeds / painted by Wm. Hogarth ; engraved by Wm. Blake.

Creator:
Blake, William, 1757-1827, printmaker.
Edition:
[State 4].
Physical Description:
1 print : engraving on wove paper ; sheet 44.0 x 54.3 cm
Notes:
Title engraved below image.
State from Dobson.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
CtY-LW
To the left of the imprint statement: Size of the picture 24 i. by 30 i. long.
Abstract:
Theatrical scene in a prison, after Hogarth's painting illustrating Gay's "The Beggar's Opera". Audience members are shown seated in boxes to the left and right; in the centre, the character of Macheath, a highwayman, stands in shackles; on either side of him, his wife and lover are kneeling before their respective fathers, pleading for intervention on Macheath's behalf; in the background, a group of male figures (Macheath's gang?).
Topics:
Bull, Richard,--1725-1806--Ownership.
Curtis, Charles Constable,--1852-1936--Ownership.
Curtis, Edith Fanny Onslow,---1944--Ownership.
Gay, John,--1685-1732.--Beggar's opera--Illustrations.
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, artist.
John and Josiah Boydell (Firm), publishers.
Knight, William,---1847--Ownership.
Perrins, Charles William Dyson,--1864-1958--Ownership.
Steevens, George,--1736-1800--Ownership.
Walpole, Horace,--1717-1797--Ownership.
Language:
English
Genre:
Engravings--England--London--1790.
Format:
Text
Content Type:
Archives or Manuscripts
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:
790.07.01.03+
Orbis Record:
8271917
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr36222
Citation:
Dobson, A. William Hogarth, page 272
Catalogue of engraved British portraits preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum, v. 5, page 28
OID:
16649431
PID:
digcoll:4581055