C1822
 (1820)

This Print is exactly Engrav’d after y’e Celebrated Altar-Peice in St Clements Church…..

“This Print is exactly Engraiv’d after ye Celebrated Altar-Piece in St. Clements Church which has been taken down by Order of Ye Lord Bishop of London.” Hogarth’s satire on William Kent’s altarpiece at St Clement Danes, with a group of … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

This Print is exactly Engrav’d after y’e Celebrated Altar-Peice in St Clements Church…..

Date:

C1822
 (1820)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

185mm 
x 325mm

Paper Size: 

435mm 
x 395mm
AUTHENTICITY
This Print is exactly Engrav'd after y'e Celebrated Altar-Peice in St Clements Church..... - Antique Print from 1822

Genuine antique
dated:

1820

Description:

“This Print is exactly Engraiv’d after ye Celebrated Altar-Piece in St. Clements Church which has been taken down by Order of Ye Lord Bishop of London.”

Hogarth’s satire on William Kent’s altarpiece at St Clement Danes, with a group of five angels playing musical instruments, the dove of the Holy Ghost above surrounded by seven heads of putti.

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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