C1805

Garrick in the Character of Richard III,

Engraving of Hogarth’s close friend and actor, David Garrick in the Character of Richard III, waking from a vision of the ghosts of those he murdered to attain the throne. June 20, 1746.

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Full Title:

Garrick in the Character of Richard III,

Date:

C1805

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

495mm 
x 520mm
AUTHENTICITY
Garrick in the Character of Richard III, - Antique Print from 1805

Genuine antique
dated:

1805

Description:

Engraving of Hogarth’s close friend and actor, David Garrick in the Character of Richard III, waking from a vision of the ghosts of those he murdered to attain the throne. June 20, 1746.

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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