Satire on False Perspective: Frontispiece to "Kirby's Perspective"
Luke Sullivan (Irish, 1705–1771 London)
After William Hogarth (British, London 1697–1764 London)
Subject of book:
Related to book by Joshua Kirby (British, Parham, Suffolk 1716–1774 Kew Green, Surrey)
Etching and engraving; second state of two
image: 8 1/8 x 6 13/16 in. (20.6 x 17.3 cm)
plate: 8 7/8 x 7 1/4 in. (22.6 x 18.4 cm)
sheet: 9 3/8 x 8 in. (23.8 x 20.3 cm)
Gift of Sarah Lazarus, 1891
Not on view
Signature: in plate, lower left: "W. Hogarth inv. et delin"; lower right: "L. Sullivan sculp"
Inscription: In plate below image: "Whoever makes a Design without the Knowledge of Perspective / will be liable to such Absurdities as are shewn in this Frontispiece"
Donor: Sarah Lazarus
Paulson 1970.239 ii/ii; Paulson 1989.232 ii/ii; British Museum Satires 3254; Dobson & Armstrong, p. 213
Frederic George Stephens, M. Dorothy George Catalogue of political and personal satires preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum. 11 vols., London, 1870-, cat. no. 3254.
Austin Dobson, Sir Walter Armstrong William Hogarth. London and New York, 1902, p. 213.
Ronald Paulson Hogarth's Graphic Works. 2 vols., New Haven, 1970, cat. no. 239 ii/ii.
Ronald Paulson Hogarth's Graphic Works. Third edition. London, 1989, cat. no. 232 ii/ii.