C1822
 (1820)

Bambridge on Trial for Murder by a Committee of the House of Commons.

Artist:

William Hogarth

Complaints about the treatment of inmates of the Fleet Prison led to the appointment in 1728 of a Committee of the House of Commons to inquire into the state of gaols in England. The Committee examined the Warden of the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Bambridge on Trial for Murder by a Committee of the House of Commons.

Date:

C1822
 (1820)

Artist:

William Hogarth

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Original copper engraving.

Image Size: 

525mm 
x 425mm

Paper Size: 

645mm 
x 495mm
AUTHENTICITY
Bambridge on Trial for Murder by a Committee of the House of Commons. - Antique Print from 1822

Genuine antique
dated:

1820

Description:

Complaints about the treatment of inmates of the Fleet Prison led to the appointment in 1728 of a Committee of the House of Commons to inquire into the state of gaols in England. The Committee examined the Warden of the Fleet Prison, Thomas Bambridge, several times in early 1728, and in May that year he was tried at the Old Bailey for the murder of one of the prisoners, but was acquitted.

Artist:

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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