C1822
 (1820)

The Weighing House.

Artist:

William Hogarth

A. absolute Gravity. B. Conatus against absolute Gravity. C. partial Gravity. D. comparative Gravity. E. horizontal, or good Sence. F. Wit. G. comparative Levity, or Coxcomb. H. partial Levity, or pert Fool. I. absolute Levity, or Stark Fool.

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Full Title:

The Weighing House.

Date:

C1822
 (1820)

Artist:

William Hogarth

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Original copper engraving.

Image Size: 

170mm 
x 145mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Weighing House. - Antique Print from 1822

Genuine antique
dated:

1820

Description:

A. absolute Gravity. B. Conatus against absolute Gravity. C. partial Gravity. D. comparative Gravity. E. horizontal, or good Sence. F. Wit. G. comparative Levity, or Coxcomb. H. partial Levity, or pert Fool. I. absolute Levity, or Stark Fool.

Biography:

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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