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Hogarth painting the comic muse

Title
[Hogarth painting the comic muse] [graphic].
Edition
[State 6].
Publication
[London] : [Wm. Hogarth], publish'd as the act directs, March 29, 1758.
Physical Description
1 print : etching and engraving ; plate mark 40.4 x 35 cm, on sheet 42.0 x 37 cm
Medium
laid paper.
Notes
Title, state, publisher, and date from Paulson.
After the painting in the National Portrait Gallery.
State with "Serjeant painter to His Majesty" in caption below image heavily scored through. 'Comedy' inscribed on the Muse's book is partially excised. The face of Comedy and mask are now outlined in black as well as white. 'Comedy 1764' is engraved on the pillar in the painting. See Paulson for other changes to the plate.
Provenance
George Steevens bequeathed this collection to William Windham (1750-1810). At Windham's death, the collection was put up for sale on 20 July 1810 and was bought in by Mrs. Windham at 292 guineas; by descent through the Windham family; Sotheby's, 17 February 1919 to Dyson Perrins for £400; Sotheby's sale including Property of the Late C.W. Dyson Perrins, Esq., 11 June 1959, lot 100 purchased by Maggs Bros. for W.S. Lewis for £1300.
Formerly owned by Charles Kinnaird, 8th Lord Kinnaird of Inchture (1780-1826).
Summary
"Self-portrait of Hogarth painting the Comic Muse, after the painting in the National Portrait Gallery; the artist is seated looking to right, wearing an indoor cap and a loose coat, he holds a palette, brushes and palette knife while a pot of oil is on the floor beside the chair; in a niche in the wall behind the easel is a volume of prints and a burin; leaning against the leg of the easel, a copy of the "Analysis of Beauty" and the accompanying print, Plate I (Paulson 195)."--British Museum online catalogue.
Variant and related titles
Caption title: Wm. Hogarth
William Hogarth
Format
Images
Language
English
Added to Catalog
July 19, 2011
References
Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (3rd rev. ed.), no. 204
Genre/Form
Self-portraits - England - 1758.
Etchings - England - London - 1758.
Engravings - England - London - 1758.
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