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£280 1822 The Bench & Periwigs Hogarth Ref: 1102hxg35
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22x49 cm
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Pair of Hogarth prints from the last edition of the original Hogarth engravings, the 'Heath edition'.
Plate 1: The BENCH. Of the different meaning of the Words Character, Caracatura and Outrè in painting and Drawing.
Design'd & Engraved by W.Hogarth. | Publish'd as the Act directs, 4 Sep.1758.
Plate 2:  The five orders of PERRIWIGS as they were worn at the late CORONATION measured Architectonically.
Advertisement. | In about Seventeen Years will be compleated, in Six Volumns, folio, price Fifteen Guineas, the | exact measurements of the PERRIWIGS of the ancients; taken from the Statues, Bustos & Baso- | Relievos, of Athens, Palmira, Balbec, and Rome. by :MODES TO Perriwig-meter from Lagado. | N.B. None will be Sold but to Subscribers._Publish'd as the Act directs Oct.r 15.1761 by W:Hogarth.
Published in The Works of William Hogarth, from the Original Plates restored by James Heath…London:
Printed for Baldwin & Cradock, Paternoster Row, by G. Woodall, Angel Court, Skinner Street.
William Hogarth (1697-1764), apprenticed as an engraver, became the most signifiant artist and printmaker of his time, his satirical caricatures and political cartoons establishing the genre. From 1730 Hogarth established his own business publishing and selling his own prints. After his death his plates passed to his wife Jane who continued issuing his prints until her own death in 1789. The plates were then acquired by publisher John Boydell and sold again, at the Boydell bankruptcy sale in 1818 to Baldwin & Cradock who began selling prints from 1820. Noted engraver James Heath was employed to strengthen some of the engraved lines and this final issue of 1822 is the last to use Hogarth's original engraved plates.
The Bench plate measures 21x19cm.
Orders of Perriwigs plate measures 22x30cm.
The plates are printed on the page close together and size given below is both plates.
Waterstain to top left corner of page not affecting the plates.
Price is for the pair of plates.

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