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The Bruiser

Artist:
William Hogarth (British, London 1697–1764 London)
Sitter:
Satire on Charles Churchill (British, 1731–1764)
Date:
August 1, 1763
Medium:
Etching and engraving; seventh state of seven
Dimensions:
sheet: 14 13/16 x 10 5/8 in. (37.7 x 27 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Sarah Lazarus, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.57
Not on view
Signature: in plate, lower left: "Design'd and Engraved by Wm Hogarth. Price 1s."; lower right: "Publish'd according to Act of Parliament August 1.1763"

Inscription: in plate, below image: "The Bruiser C. Churchill (once the Rev-d) in the Character of a Russian Hercules. Regaling himself after having kill'd the Monster Caricatura that so sorely Gall'd his Virtuous freind, the Heaven born Wilkes. But he had a Club this Dragon to Drub. Or he had ne'r don't I warrant ye: – Dragon of Wantley"
Donor: Sarah Lazarus
Paulson 1970.215 vii/vii; Paulson 1989.215 vii/vii; British Museum Satires 4084; Dobson & Armstrong, p. 217 v
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. 4084.

Austin Dobson, Sir Walter Armstrong William Hogarth. London and New York, 1902, p. 217 v.

Ronald Paulson Hogarth's Graphic Works. 2 vols., New Haven, 1970, no. 215 vii/vii, pl. 239.

Ronald Paulson Hogarth's Graphic Works. Third edition. London, 1989, cat. no. 215 vii/vii.



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