[The distressed poet] [graphic] / designed by W. Hogarth ; engraved by T. Cook.

Creator:
Cook, Thomas, approximately 1744-1818.
Published/Created:
[London] :
Published Octr. 1st, 1797 by G.G. & J. Robinson, Paternoster Row, London,
[1 October 1797]
Physical Description:
1 print : engraving on wove paper ; plate mark 41.8 x 36.7 cm, on sheet 59.0 x 41.7 cm
Notes:
Title from Paulson.
Two columns each with two lines of verse engraved below image: Studious he sate, with all his books around, Sinking from thought to thought, a vast profund! Plung'd for his sense, but found no bottom there; Then writ, and flounder'd on, in more despair. Dunciad Book I, line III.
Copy of: Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 3, no. 2309.
Copy of: Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (3rd ed.), no. 145.
Abstract:
"An untidy garret with a man in a dressing-gown working on a poem entitled 'Poverty' while his wife is confronted by a milkmaid with a lengthy tally who demands payment; a baby in bed is crying; a dog eats meat from a plate on a chair; behind the poet's head is a satirical print showing Alexander Pope thrashing the book-seller Edmund Curll who had published pirate editions of his work."--British Museum online catalogue.
Variant Titles:
Studious he sate, with all his books around,
Topics:
Attics.
Cats.
Children.
Crying.
Dogs.
Interiors.
Milkwomen.
Poets.
Poverty.
Sewing.
Spouses.
Writing.
Topics:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, artist.
Language:
English
Genre:
Engravings--England--London--1797.
Etchings--England--London--1797.
Satires (Visual works)--England--1797.
Format:
Image
Rights:
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Call Number:
Hogarth
797.10.01.02++
Hogarth 797.10.01.02++ Box 310
Orbis Record:
11642671
Yale Collection:
LEWIS WALPOLE LIBRARY, Prints and Drawings
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr29952
OID:
11046963
PID:
digcoll:553330