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The Bruiser (Caricature of Charles Churchill)

Artist:
William Hogarth (British, London 1697–1764 London)
Date:
August 1, 1762
Medium:
Etching and engraving; fourth state of seven
Dimensions:
sheet: 14 3/16 x 10 7/16 in. (36 x 26.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1932
Accession Number:
32.35(69)
Not on view
Signature: in plate: "Design'd and Engraved by Wm Hogarth. Price 1s. Publish'd according to Act of Parliament August 1.1763"

Inscription: in plate: "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:"
Paulson 1970.215 iv/vii; Paulson 1989.215 iv/vii; British Museum Satires 4084; Dobson and Armstrong, p. 217 iii
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 iii.

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

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



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