C1822

A Country Inn Yard at Election Time: The Stage-coach.

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S/N: HOGA-059–221196
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Full Title:

A Country Inn Yard at Election Time: The Stage-coach.

Date:

C1822

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

300mm 
x 205mm

Platemark Size: 

310mm 
x 220mm
AUTHENTICITY
A Country Inn Yard at Election Time: The Stage-coach. - Antique Print from 1822

Genuine antique
dated:

1822

Description:

William Hogarth (1697 - 1794)

Hogarth was born in London, the son of an unsuccessful schoolmaster and writer from Westmoreland. After apprenticeship to a goldsmith, he began to produce his own engraved designs from 1710. He later took up oil painting, starting with small portrait groups called conversation pieces. He went on to create a series of paintings satirising contemporary customs, but based on earlier Italian prints, of which the first was ‘The Harlot’s Progress’ (1731), and perhaps the most famous ‘The Rake’s Progress’. His engravings were so plagiarised that he lobbied for the Copyright Act of 1735 as protection for writers and artists.

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