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Morning

Title
[Morning] [realia].
Manufacture
[Alresford, England] : [Etchmaster], [1940s?]
Physical Description
1 item : photomechanical etching ; 38.5 x 30 cm, mounted to 40 x 31 cm
Medium
copper.
Notes
Title supplied by cataloger from original title.
Questionable productions information from seller.
Possibly part of the Hogarth series: Copperplate Copper etching by Pleasure Reproductions".
Cf. Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum, v. 3, no. 2357.
Cf. Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (3rd rev. ed.), no. 146.
Summary
An Etchmaster etching on a copper-plate surface so as to resemble an antique copper etching plate with a reproduction (cropped) of the scene from William Hogarth's 1738 print "Morning," the first in his "Four Times of the Day" series. In the center, a middle-aged woman walks from the left towards St. Paul's church; the clock on the tower showing 6:55. She is followed by a servant boy carrying her prayer book under his arm as he tries to warm his hands in his pocket and jacket. St. Paul's is partially hidden behind a tavern identified by a sign reading "Tom King's Coffee House." In front of the tavern is a fire where two couples embrace as two women warm themselves, the one reaching out to beg of the well-dressed woman. To the left, in the middle distance, a small crowd mulls around the gate.
Format
Other
Language
English
Added to Catalog
August 02, 2022
Genre/Form
Satires (Visual works) - England.
Photomechanical prints - England.
Also listed under
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, artist.
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764. Morning.
Etchmaster (Firm), publisher.
Pleasure Reproductions, associated name.
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