Samuel Ireland (British, active from ca. 1760, died London 1800)
After Charles Townley (British, 1746?–1801 or later)
After William Hogarth (British, London 1697–1764 London)
Molton and Co. (London)
Illustrates John Milton (British, London 1608–1674 London)
May 1, 1788
Etching and engraving
Sheet: 9 x 9 15/16 in. (22.8 x 25.2 cm)
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1932
Not on view
Inscription: in plate, below title: "From a Print Engrav'd by C. Townley in 1767 of which only three impressions were taken. One of which is in the Collection of Sam.l Ireland, by whom this Etching is made 1788. The Original Picture by Hogarth, was left unfinished in the Possession of the late Mr. Garrick. / Published as the Act directs by Messrs. Moulton [sic] & Co. No. 132, Pall Mall, May 1, 1788."
Dobson & Armstrong, p.218
John Nichols, John Trusler, Joseph Hogarth The Works of William Hogarth: in a series of one hundred and fifty steel engravings, by the first artists, with descriptions and a comment on their moral tendency...[and] Anecdotes of the Author and his Works. J. B. Nichols and Son, London, 1833, p. 272.
Austin Dobson, Sir Walter Armstrong William Hogarth. London and New York, 1902, p. 218.