C1805

Simon Lord Lovat

Artist:

William Hogarth

This was Hogarth’s most successful popular engraving, earning the artist �12 a day for three or four weeks. It portrays Simon Fraser at an inn in St. Alban’s on his way to trial and execution for rallying the Highland clans … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Simon Lord Lovat

Date:

C1805

Artist:

William Hogarth

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Original copper engraving.

Image Size: 

230mm 
x 360mm

Paper Size: 

500mm 
x 645mm
AUTHENTICITY
Simon Lord Lovat - Antique Print from 1805

Genuine antique
dated:

1805

Description:

This was Hogarth’s most successful popular engraving, earning the artist �12 a day for three or four weeks. It portrays Simon Fraser at an inn in St. Alban’s on his way to trial and execution for rallying the Highland clans on behalf of the Pretender in 1754.

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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