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The Beggar's Opera, Act III

Engraver:
William Blake (British, London 1757–1827 London)
Artist:
After William Hogarth (British, London 1697–1764 London)
Publisher:
John & Josiah Boydell (London)
Author:
Illustrates John Gay (British, Barnstaple, Devon 1685–1732)
Date:
July 1, 1790
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
Plate: 17 15/16 x 23 1/16 in. (45.5 x 58.6 cm) Sheet: 18 3/8 x 23 1/2 in. (46.7 x 59.7 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Sarah Lazarus, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.125
Not on view
Signature: in plate: "Painted by Wm. Hogarth"; "Engraved by Wm. Blake"

Inscription: in plate: "When my hero in court appears, &tc. / From the Original Picture in the Collection of His Grace, the Duke of Leeds / Published July 1, 1790 by J. & J. Boydell, Cheapside & at the Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall"
Sarah Lazarus; Donor: Sarah Lazarus
Essick 1983.LXI; Essick 1991.XX.I; Dobson and Armstrong, p. 225 iv; Russell 1912.71
Austin Dobson, Sir Walter Armstrong William Hogarth. London and New York, 1902, p. 225 iv.

Archibald G. B. Russell Engravings of William Blake. Boston and New York, 1912, cat. no. 371, p. 15.

Ronald Paulson Hogarth's Graphic Works. 2 vols., New Haven, 1970, p. 35.

Robert N. Essick The Separate Plates of William Blake: A Catalogue. Princeton, 1983, cat. no. LXI.

Robert N. Essick William Blake's Commercial Book Illustrations. Oxford, 1991, cat. no. XX.I.



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