C1822
 (1822)

For the Benefit of M.Walker Theatre Royal Covent Garden

Thomas Walker as Captain Macheath in the Beggar’s Opera From  The works of William Hogarth from the original plates restored by James Heath : with the addition of many subjects not before collected, to which are prefixed a biographical essay … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

For the Benefit of M.Walker Theatre Royal Covent Garden

Date:

C1822
 (1822)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Engraving.

Image Size: 

130mm 
x 110mm
AUTHENTICITY
For the Benefit of M.Walker Theatre Royal Covent Garden - Antique Print from 1822

Genuine antique
dated:

1822

Description:

Thomas Walker as Captain Macheath in the Beggar’s Opera

From  The works of William Hogarth from the original plates
restored by James Heath : with the addition of many subjects not before
collected, to which are prefixed a biographical essay on the genius and
productions of Hogarth, and explanations of the subjects of the plates,
by John Nichols.

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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