Orator Henley christening a child [graphic] / etch'd by Saml. Ireland from an original sketch in oil in his possession by Hogarth.
[London] Publish'd March 1st 1786, by W. Dickenson, No. 158 New Bond St [1 March 1786]
1 print : etching on wove paper ; sheet 37.9 x 28.7 cm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 3, no. 2838.2
Title engraved below image. Also signed below image: Hogarth pinxt ; S. Ireland fecit 1785. Dedication etched below title: To Francis Grose Esq. F.A.S. an encourager & promoter of the arts, this etching from his favorite Hogarth is inscribed by his obliged friend & servant, Saml. Ireland. Sheet trimmed within plate mark. For related work by Sympson see: Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (2nd ed.), p. 310. See no. 2837 for original painting in reverse in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 3. Purchased from John Grant, Ltd., Edinburgh; August 1940; £20 Kinnaird lot. With Kinnaird bookplate; disbound at Yale Formerly owned by Charles Kinnaird, 8th Lord Kinnaird of Inchture (1780-1826).
Orator Henley christening a child, after an oil sketch by Hogarth; the cleric stands holding the infant over a large, empty baptismal font, with the mother beside him to left. To his right stand a man who holds his hat and a stout woman, while in front a child, wearing a plumed hat and standing on tiptoe, reaches into the font, tipping the shallow bowl and spilling the water.
Baptisms Children Clergy Fonts Henley, John, 1692-1756 Infants Kinnaird, Charles Kinnaird, Baron, 1780-1826 Perrins, Charles William Dyson, 1864-1958 Steevens, George, 1736-1800 Women
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1786
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