Circular of the Imperial and Royal Lower Austrian State Government in Vienna of April 2, 1788 regarding the extrapolation of the value of goods in general, but especially also in view of pawnee’s rights. No place & printer (1788). 13⅜ × 8⅜ in (33.9 × 21.3 cm). 2 pp. With printed signature of land marshal + district president Joh. Anton Graf von Pergen.
Framing-possible broadsheet . – On uncut laid paper. – Without the 3-part form part. – Somewhat age-marked.
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of the Lawyer of one’s own Choice
Decree by the Imperial & Royal Inner Austrian Court of Appeal at Klagenfurt of December 14, 1797, in regard of the definition of the term subject and its fiscal-official representation in legal actions after the Subjects Act of 1781. No place & printer (1797). 13⅛ × 8¼ in (33.4 × 20.9 cm). 1 page. With the printed signature of the secretary Jakob Fidel Troiner.
Frame-beautiful broadsheet on untrimmed laid paper. – Though it were optional in litigation’s with one’s government to waive “the benefit of the (gratuitous) fiscal-official representation”, but the district authority has to instruct the one “who expressly asks for an outside solicitor” and to expressly warn him of damages. With reference to the decree of the supreme legal authority of September 26 the same year “all judges at first instance, and the lawyers are … informed that on taking over, and ruling of the litigation of a subject they should thoroughly investigate his status in regard of his nexum subditellae”.
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Against the Beer-Carouses during Execution
Decree of Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg (1713-1780) prohibiting the bad habit of seizure-drinking at the expense of the seized. Published Wolfenbüttel October 31, 1747. Without place & printer (1747). 13¼ × 16⅛ in (33.7 × 41 cm). 1 page. With large woodcut initial. With the ducal signature printed together with the L(oco) S(igilli) mark and that of A. A. v. Cramm.
Thematically rarer , billboard-meant
of unused freshness with only quite fine appearance of foxing in the upper field. There in the middle contemporary registration no. in brown ink, too. – The large initial with the simple decoration used until 1749. – Typographic + figurative watermark. – Untrimmed margins up to 5.5 cm.
Reprimanding the “bad habit (spread and tolerated) in many parishes … to drink after done seizures immediately and at the expense of the seized a ton or half a barrel of beer or more … and since this habit is as unfair as detrimental to the seized … Order by this all of Our superior and civil servants and court authorities … not to allow such abuse any longer …”
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And the Notary attends to his Duties …
Hogarth, William (1697 London 1764). The Young Heir taking Possession. The fresh heir of the rich miser Rakewell prepares his entry into society. In front he has new trousers fit on him while, seated in his back,
the notary compiles the list of the assets
and provides himself beforehand with the most necessary, whereas young Rakewell offers money to those who will not take it: Sarah Young and her mother. Above at the ceiling a ledge breaks under the hands of the paperhanger and a golden rain flows to the floor. In the chamber besides the several periwigs of the deceased
collector of lucrative securities & mortgages
which now, bundled and loose, look forward to their utilization. Engraving by Thomas Cook (c. 1744 – London 1818). Inscribed: Pl. I. / Hogarth pinxt. / T. Cook sculpt. / Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, Novr. 1st. 1806. Subject size 5⅝ × 6½ in (14.2 × 16.4 cm).
Sheet 1 of The Rake’s Progress, set to music by Igor Strawinsky (1882-1971). – Cook’s smaller version without the verses here replaced by the series title. – Cook “made his mark as Hogarth engraver, too” (Thieme-Becker). – Trimmed within the wide white platemark which is somewhat browned of age in the outer parts of three sides, on the right two small tears backed acid-freely.
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– – – The same in engraving by Carl Heinrich Rahl (Hoffenheim 1779 – Vienna 1843). (1818/23.) 8¼ × 10⅝ in (21 × 27 cm). – Somewhat palish impression.
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– – – The same in engraving by Ernst Ludwig Riepenhausen (1765 Göttingen 1840, university engraver there). Inscribed: 13. / W. Hogarth inv pinx. 1735. E. Riepenhausen d. sc. / Plate. 1. 8⅛ × 10¾ in (20.5 × 27.2 cm). – On slightly toned minor paper. – Especially in the white lower margin feeble age-spots. – Riepenhausen’s engravings after Hogarth (“very estimable”, Nagler) belong to his chief work and are partly even preferred to Hogarth’s own engravings.
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– – – The same in lithography by O. C. Apelt (before 1829 – after 1840). (1833/36.) Inscribed: 67. / O. C. Apelt 1834 / Der Weg des Liederlichen. 9 × 8⅝ in (22.8 × 22 cm). – Extensive caption à la Lichtenberg in German.
Offer no. 11,836 / EUR 240. (c. US$ 277.) + shipping
The Notary’s Offices Bread
Certificate of Heirship for Louise Friederike Therese Schubert, née Häusser, wife of the postman Johann Friedrich Carl Sch., regarding the transfer and consolidation of the real estate at Stadt and Kirchremda (Saxony-Weimar) bequeathed by the weaver Johann Gottlieb Erdmann Häusser. Executed Blankenhain January 17, 1889. Writing on paper. Sm. fol. 6 unpag. ll. With cord stitching in the state colors and Amtsgericht paper seal.
With the Postman’s “ Marital Permission ” :
673,120.-- Marks ( and that 128 Years ago ! ) for the Wife
With attached extract of the land register (printed form) with official stamp and detailed entry of the real estate the deceased bequeathed to the widow Marie Katharine Friederike Häusser, née Morgenroth, and the above-mentioned common daughter by his death September 24, 1888, and testimony on the consolidation of the several properties situated in Stadt and Kirchremda in the total value of 673,120 marks necessary because of the waiver of inheritance rights by the widow for the benefit of the daughter. Following the assessment of tax and pension payments and filing confirmations at the city tax revenue office and the vicarage as leaving and accession authority. On the back further attestations. – With document’s watermark and blind stamp Grand Duchy Saxony with coat of arms resp. – Negligible centerfold.
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“ A poor devil who has been detained
because he cannot pay
shall pay for being detained ”
( Lichtenberg )
Hogarth, William (1697 London 1764). Prison Scene. The new inevitable station in Rakewell’s life. The boy will have to take back the foaming jug of porter as he cannot even pay his footing to the also entering jailer. In the background the fully functional laboratory of an alchemist who searches unperturbed for gold. On the left the faithful Sarah Young with her little daughter. A smelling-bottle shall give new courage to the faint first, offered by a helpful guy who also endeavours elsewhere as the
memorandum for the national procurement of money
slipped from hands proves. Engraving by Thomas Cook (c. 1744 – London 1818). Inscribed: Designed by Wm. Hogarth / Engraved by T. Cook / Published Aprl. 1st. 1797, by G. G. & J. Robinson, Pater-noster Row, London. / Pl. VII. 14⅛ × 16½ in (35.8 × 42 cm).
The Rake’s Progress VII. – With multi-verse caption. – Cook “made his mark as Hogarth engraver, too” (Thieme-Becker) whose original folio size he kept contrary to all later Hogarth editions. Worth mentioning fine the chiaroscuro of his sheet here.
Hogarth’s grandiose depiction
of the execution of a sentence at insolvents
full of charming details. It is a beerless, a horrible time . And experienced by the master himself indirectly or directly. Since according to Meyers Konversations-Lexikon, 4th ed., VIII, 624, his landlady brought him into the notorious Fleet prison for unpaid debts – and received her appropriate memorial in due time. The catalogue Zurich of 1983 nevertheless just mentions the imprisonment of the father.
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– – – The same in the smaller repetition Cook worked together with his son without the caption here replaced by the series title. Inscribed: Pl. VIII. / Hogarth pinxt. / T. Cook & Son sc. / Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, Septr. 1st. 1808. Subject size 5¾ × 6¾ in (14.5 × 17.2 cm). – Trimmed within the wide white platemark.
Offer no. 8,729 / EUR 84. (c. US$ 97.) + shipping
– – – The same in steel engraving about 1840. 5 × 6 in (12.8 × 15.1 cm). – With the title in German.
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Public Notice (10,978) of the Imperial and Royal District Office in Graz of Sep. 30, 1797, urging the local courts to the inquiry in the inheritance case of the glazier’s son Johann Georg Pitlinger from Schemnitz. No place & printer (1797). 13⅛ × 8 in (33.2 × 20.4 cm). 1 p. With the printed signatures of Joseph Edler von Marquet + Franz Xaver Deiller.
Framing-fine broadsheet on untrimmed wide-margined laid paper with large torso of watermark. – Refers to the reminder of the imperial and royal Hungarian administration district of Aug. 26 + the governmental decree of Sep. 20 the same year.
Offer no. 10,782 / EUR 60. (c. US$ 69.) + shipping
Decree by the Imperial & Royal Inner Austrian Court of Appeal at Klagenfurt of December 5, 1797, in regard of the possibility of intervention by the subordinated jurisdictions in distraints in Hungary. No place & printer (1797). 13⅛ × 8⅝ in (33.3 × 22 cm). 1 page. With the printed signature of the secretary Jakob Fidel Troiner.
Framing-beautiful broadsheet of also attractive typography on untrimmed laid paper. – Refers to “yesterday’s receipt” of the decree of the imperial & royal Bohemian and Austrian court chancellery of November 24 the same year “that if because of effecting of an execution … the authority’s intervention is asked for … the execution suitor should be advised to name to the Hungarian jurisdiction which has to effect the execution a legally trained representative who intervenes in the execution suitor’s name”.
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of the Execution of Sentence I
Hogarth, William (1697 London 1764). Hudibras, in Tribulation. Knight + Ralpho, an English Don Quixote with Sancho, in stocks, derided by young and old, the first deprived of his footwear and hat, the latter putting up with resignation the pissing against his shoe, to which the beadle broadly laughs. On the right decayed walls richly overgrown with wine. Etching + engraving. (1726.) Inscribed: 6 (by the publisher) / Wm. Hogarth Inven. et Sculp., otherwise as before + 4 six-lined stanzas as caption. 10⅝ × 14 in (27 × 35.5 cm).
Hudibras VI. – Nagler 10-6. – Hogarth Catalog Zurich, 1983, ills. 6 (2nd state). – Unessentially weaker impression from the plate retouched by the royal engraver James Heath (1757 London 1834, “earned applause early”, Nagler) about 1822 (“Even these impressions have become relatively rare today though”, Art Gallery Esslingen 1970; and Meyers Konv.-Lex., 4th ed., VIII , 625: “A fine edition”).
“ is a vulgarized (English) Don Quixote , a dewitted Rabelais ”
(Laaths, Geschichte der Weltliteratur, 1953, p. 375), a “satiric scourge” (Meyers Konv.-Lex., 4th ed., III, 693/I) on the politically just sacked Puritanism and the best-known work of its creator esteemed by Charles II,
(Strensham, Worcestershire, 1612/13 – London 1680), as result of his impressions in the employ of Cromwell’s Colonel Sir Samuel Luke, “at which religious and political sects were about” (Meyers). Remaining incomplete the first two parts of the epic were published in 1663/64, a third one in 1678, then, joined, long-lived through the centuries. In three cantos each
“ describing in rough, mostly eight-syllabic songs (later known as ‘hudibrastic verse’) the loosely connected, grotesque adventures of two Puritans, the knight Hudibras and his shield-bearer Ralpho. Hogarth has engraved two different sets of illustrations to this poem: twelve large, carefully executed engravings he has created on his own, independently of a publisher, and published in February 1726, and seventeen smaller ones which have more the character of woodcuts and presumably done before, but were published the following April only in a poem edition. These follow the course of the action while the large sheets only represent the decisive scenes with an abridgement as legend … Epic and pictures are an antiheroic satire on Puritanism and sectarianism ”
(Margrit Bachofen-Moser in Hogarth Catalogue Zurich, 1983, pp. 25 ff. illustrating the large version in partly differing arrangement).
The Hudibras set – Thieme-Becker judge – is “of decisive significance for Hogarth’s development.
Here lies the key to the understanding of the satirist H. ”
(Thieme-Becker XVII , 300/II).
And Austin Dobson in the Encyclopedia Britannica of 1911 :
“ These (plates Hogarth) himself valued highly, and they are the best of his book illustrations. But he was far too individual to be the patient interpreter of other men’s thoughts, and it is not in this direction that his successes are to be sought … (And generally resuming) If we regard him – as he loved to regard himself – as ‘author’ rather than ‘artist’, his place is with the great masters of literature – with the Thackerays and Fieldings, the Cervantes and Molières. ”
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– – – The same. Engraving by Thomas Cook (c. 1744 – London 1818). Inscribed: Pl. VI. / Hogarth pinxt. / HUDIBRAS. / T. Cook sculpt. / Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, Jany. 1st. 1808. Subject size 5⅜ × 6¾ in (13.8 × 17.2 cm).
Cook “made his mark as Hogarth engraver, too (1795 ff.) whose complete work he has reproduced” (Thieme-Becker VII, 1912, p. 348/I) and whose original format he maintained in contrast to all later Hogarth editions, which moreover mostly don’t contain the consequently rarer Hudibras. Several works not published by Hogarth himself had been engraved by Cook for the first time as he met with approval by a contemporary connoisseur as Maximilian Speck von Sternburg, too. Here though present in Cook’s popular later, smaller version with the caption being replaced by the series title. – Trimmed within the wide white platemark and chiefly in its outer part somewhat foxing.
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of the Execution of Sentence II
– – Hudibras, Triumphant. The knight, an English Don Quixote, leads the captured one-legged fiddler to the stocks. Etching + engraving. (1726.) Inscribed: 10 (by the publisher) / Wm. Hogarth Inven. et Sculp., otherwise as before + 4 six-lined stanzas as caption. 10½ × 13¾ in (26.7 × 34.9 cm).
Hudibras X. – Nagler 10-10; Hogarth Catalog Zurich, 1983, 4 (sic, see below) with ills. (1st state). – Heath-Impression as before.
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– – – The same. Engraving by Thomas Cook in whose smaller version as above. Inscribed: Pl. X. / Hogarth pinxt. / HUDIBRAS. / T. Cook sculpt. / Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, March 1st. 1809. Subject size 5¼ × 6¾ in (13.4 × 17.3 cm).
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The Yellow Press —
a (still) Poor Class and hence
helpless against the Record of the Milkwoman
Hogarth, William (1697 London 1764). The Distrest Poet. In domestic harmony with the housewife in the center repairing the wardrobe, both disturbed though not surprised by the milk woman presenting a long and filled up record, now demanding payment. Engraving by Thomas Cook (c. 1744 – London 1818). 1797. Inscribed: Designed by W. Hogarth / Engraved by T. Cook / Published Octr1st.1797 by G. G. & J. Robinson Paternoster Row London. 14 × 16⅜ in (36.5 × 41.5 cm).
“ … an old but nevertheless always new theme … on the floor lies a proof of the poet’s merits in the Grubstreet Journal. Thus he is a co-worker at the daily press then considered being very low … ” ,
which should manifest itself sovereignly not even 30 years later (see John Wilkes Esqr. & The Times). – After the original of 1736, distinguished by the painting above the journalist on which Alexander Pope thrashes his severest and most persevering opponent in the train of The Dunciad, the bookseller, publisher and pirate printer Edmund Curll. Prototype for the character of the poet then probably also – so David Bindman, Hogarth and his Times, no. 21 – Pope’s King of Dunces, the satirist Lewis Theobald, who had incurred Pope’s wrath by criticizing his Shakespeare edition, while his own pioneering Shakespeare edition became the foundation of Edmund Malone’s edition as the standard till today. Adequately with quatrain from the first book of the Dunciad. – Contrary to all later Hogarth editions in its original folio format. – See the complete description.
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– – – The same. Engraving by Ernst Ludwig Riepenhausen (1765 Göttingen 1840). Inscribed: W. Hogarth inv & pinx. 1740 / R. d & f. 8½ × 10¼ in (21.5 × 26.2 cm). – Early toned impression, also after the state of 1740.
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Public Officer’s Salaries — Undistrainable
Circular by the Imperial and Royal State Government in the Archduchy Austria below the Enns, extending the ban on judicial seizure of the salary of public officers “in future on tobacco distributors, and in regard of their retail margin commissions” Given Vienna Feb. 21, 1805. No place & printer (1805). Sm. fol. 1 l. With printed stamp and the printed signatures of J. C. Count of Dietrichstein and Joseph Baron of Mannagetta.
Framing-possible Broadsheet . – Following the decree of Oct. 25, 1798, and in view of the extension based on the Court decree of Feb. 4, 1805. – Slightly foxing on the back. – Watermark.
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Public Notice (14522) of the Imperial and Royal District Office Graz Because of correction of the debt and pension system in the Palatinate and Upper Rhenish counties of the Reich. Published Graz August 19, 1818. No place & printer (1818). Sm. fol. 2 pp. With the printed signatures of Franz Edler von Werner and one further.
Regarding the “separation of the debt and pension system of the former two counties of the Reich Palatinate and Upper Rhine between the participating governments, (for which) the high German Federal Assembly felt obliged during its 43rd session of last year to request the crown Bavaria and Palatinate Hesse to take over the initiation to this business” and to appoint commissioners for this in Frankfort towards whom possible debts “with declaration of interest outstanding from the capital” have to be submitted with presentation of the obligations or other documents within 3 months. This proclamation in Frankfort on June 16, 1818, appended to the public notice serving for the information of possible creditors residing in the imperial and royal states with the latter itself referring to the court chancellery statute 11679 of July 13 the same year. – Written file note. – Framing-possible broadsheet .
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Attorneys & Drayman
Hogarth, William (1697 London 1764). A Morning in London. Daily turbulence at Thavie’s Inn Coffee House, today for a change the sleeping drayman on his fully loaded cart, running over a boy while additionally the bung of one of the barrels got off and the much demanded thirst-quencher runs onto the street. But also Tom Nero’s overturned coach in front left with the four attorneys on their way to Westminster promises troubles for the coachman. Engraving. Inscribed: Designed by W. Hogarth. / Published according to Act of Parliament Feb. 1. 1751. 15⅜ × 12¾ in (39.1 × 32.3 cm).
The Four Stages of Cruelty II. – Four quatrains in the lower margin. – Harmonic impression, perhaps from the complete edition published by Boydell 1790-1809. – Some backed small tears in the broad white and a tidemark in the upper left corner.
That the attorneys let themselves be driven by Tom Nero at all
is the gag pure and simple :
For he is the arch-rogue of this set. Whom an acting earthly justice finally will bring first on the gallows, then into the anatomic theatre. The latter due to common prejudices of especially deterring effect.
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– – The same. 15¼ × 12¾ in (38.7 × 32.3 cm). – Deep impression from the plate retouched by the royal engraver James Heath (1757 London 1834) about 1822 (“Even these impressions have become relatively rare today though”, Art Gallery Esslingen 1970; and Meyers Konv.-Lex., 4th ed., VIII , 625: “A fine edition”, esteemed also already by contemporary collectors of the rank of for instance an A. T. Stewart [Catalog of the Stewart Collection, New York 1887, 1221, “fine plates”]).
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The Plaintiff , however ,
with the “Face of a Solicitor who has lost a Law-suit
… tears his Plaint in Anger ”
( Lichtenberg )
Hogarth, William (1697 London 1764). Paul before Felix. The trial against the apostle Paul before Felix, the Roman procurator of Judaea. Prosecutor is the lawyer Tertullus. 2 sheet. Engravings by Thomas Cook (c. 1744 – London 1818). 1799 and 1803 resp. Inscribed: Painted by Wm. Hogarth and Design’d and scratch’d in the true Dutch taste by W. Hogarth. resp. / Engrave(’)d by T. Cook, otherwise as above. 10⅞-16⅜ × 14½-21 in (27.7-41.7 × 36.7-53.3 cm).
“ The large religious sheets of H. are not only remarkable performances in a field far from the whole direction of his talent, but also evidence of the versatility and nimbleness of his mind.
Probably the most interest among these requires the painting
‘ Paul before Felix ’
… not just because of its dramatic composition, but also for the masterly physiognomic description of characters … ”
(Thieme-Becker XVII, 302/2).
Format and effect of the image corresponding to the originals – for once oil, for the other drawing – differing as no longer given in later Hogarth editions. Just as Cook – “made his mark as Hogarth engraver, too”, Thieme-Becker – as the only one also kept H.’s folio format. The opening sheet after the painting – And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and Judgment to come, Felix trembled – in painterly-sturdy line conduction, the continuation – Tertullus with the “face of a solicitor who has lost a law suit … tears his plaint in anger”, Lichtenberg, but also Paul does not stand that fast as it may appear for his guardian angel has fallen asleep while a little devil saws through a leg of the stool – of the delicateness of a drawing. Common to both sheets, however, the marvelous quality of impression, their splendid chiaroscuro.
In regard of the Jews the costume has been, so Lichtenberg, preserved truly. Tertullus, however, is dressed as modern lawyer, and that as an English, with periwig and gown. The audience on the other turn Netherlandish. “At the door justice stands with the balance (indeed) as fat and well-fed lady with a well-filled money bag at the side(, but per crooked dagger together personified as executioner). The blindfold which otherwise covers her eyes has shifted.” Engraved by the way after the 1st state, thus still without Felix’ wife. – See the complete description.
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– – – The same in engraving by Ernst Ludwig Riepenhausen (1765 Göttingen 1840, university engraver there). Inscribed: Paul before Felix. / Designed in the rediculous manner of Rembrandt by W. Hogarth. / R. Sc. and W. Hogarth pinx. / Riepenhausen del. sc. resp. 7⅛-7½ × 9⅛-9⅝ in (18.2-19.2 × 23.1-24.3 cm).
Riepenhausen’s engravings after Hogarth (“very estimable”, Nagler) belong to his chief work and not least for being in the original direction they are partly even preferred to Hogarth’s own engravings. Here on especially buff paper, supposedly about 1850. – The wide white margins somewhat age-spotted.
Offer no. 7,791 / EUR 302. / export price EUR 287. (c. US$ 332.) + shipping
Execution of Sentence III
… a debtor’s prisoner shows how he was tortured …
Hogarth, William (1697 London 1764). Bambridge on Trial for Murder by a Committee of the House of Commons. The turnkey Bambridge of the debtor’s prison in the Fleet
in the hearing on the spot .
Engraving by Thomas Cook (c. 1744 – London 1818). Inscribed: Engraved by T. Cook from an Original Painting by Wm. Hogarth in the Possession of Mr. Ray. / Published June 1st. 1803, by G. & J. Robinson, Paternoster Row, London., otherwise as above. 17⅜ × 21⅞ in (44.2 × 55.5 cm).
for the imprisonment of the time ,
created by Hogarth 1729 instantaneously, yet not published in print as he as a beginner did not find a publisher.
Cook’s version present here
therefore supposedly the earliest representation in print
and included in the complete edition of Hogarth’s works .
Here in the impression from the plate retouched by the royal engraver James Heath (1757 London 1834) about 1822 (“Even these impressions have become relatively rare today though”, Art Gallery Esslingen 1970; and Meyer’s Konv.-Lex., 4th ed., VIII , 625: “A fine edition”, esteemed also already by contemporary collectors of the rank of for instance an A. T. Stewart [Catalog of the Stewart Collection, New York 1887, 1221, “fine plates”]) on buff paper. – Minimal foxing spots in three margins.
“ The committee in a room of the prison which obviously served for maltreatment of the detainees. There hangs an iron hook whereupon the prisoners were bound hanging in mid-air, further a chain to lock them at the wall. The president shows an instrument of torture that proves his guilt … laterally a debtor’s prisoner kneels before the secretary … and shows him the way he was tortured … ”
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– – – The same in steel engraving. C. 1850. Inscribed: Der Gefangenenwärter Bambridge im Verhör vor dem Ausschuß des Unterhauses. 5¼ × 6⅝ in (13.5 × 16.8 cm).
Offer no. 15,269 / EUR 98. (c. US$ 113.) + shipping
“ The Room of a Justice of the Peace … from old Time ”
Hogarth, William (1697 London 1764). (A Woman Swearing her Child to a Grave Citizen.) The judicial affiliation. Engraving by Thomas Cook (c. 1744 – London 1818). Inscribed: W. Hogarth pinxt. / T. Cook sculp. 12¼ × 14¼ in (31 × 36.2 cm). – With 12-lined caption: “ Here Justice triumphs in his Elbow Chair … ”.
“ A known English legal procedure in the judicial determination of fatherhood of illegitimate births is the subject of this sheet”
Not published by Hogarth himself Cook’s work for his own Hogarth cycle executed between 1795 and 1803 became the original engraving (“made his mark as Hogarth engraver, too”, Thieme-Becker, in which he is the only one who kept the original folio format). Here present in the impression from the plate retouched by the royal engraver James Heath (1757 London 1834) about 1822 (“Even these impressions have become relatively rare today though”, Art Gallery Esslingen 1970) on buff paper with margins up 13.5 cm wide. – See the complete description.
Offer no. 7,819 / EUR 240. (c. US$ 277.) + shipping
– – – The same in Cook’s smaller version. 1809. Inscribed: Woman Swearing a Child to a Grave Citizen. / Hogarth pinxt. / T. Cook sculpt. Image size 5½ × 6⅞ in (14 × 17.5 cm). – Trimmed within the somewhat age-spotted wide white plate mark.
Offer no. 9,019 / EUR 95. (c. US$ 110.) + shipping
– – – The same in engraving by Ernst Ludwig Riepenhausen (1765 Göttingen 1840). Inscribed: Woman Swearing a Child / W. Hogarth pt. / Riepenhausen fec. 7⅜ × 9 in (18.8 × 22.8 cm). – On slightly toned minor paper.
Offer no. 7,820 / EUR 138. (c. US$ 160.) + shipping
– – – The same in steel engraving about 1850. Inscribed: Der Eid und das Kind in spe / Woman swearing a Child. 5⅛ × 6⅛ in (13 × 15.7 cm).
Offer no. 7,821 / EUR 50. (c. US$ 58.) + shipping
And everything could be so easy …
Money , money , money …
Hogarth, William (1697 London 1764). Some of the Principal Inhabitants of the Moon, as they Were Perfectly Discovered by a Telescope brought to the Greatest Perfection since the last Eclipse; Exactly Engraved from the Objects, whereby the Curious my Guess at their Religion Manners. (Royalty, Episcopacy and Law.) Engraving. Inscribed with text before. 10⅝ × 12 in (27.1 × 30.4 cm; subject size 9⅝ × 7⅜ in [24.5 × 18.6 cm]).
On a platform above the clouds as raised center figure the pope who lets the money machine spit by means of a prayer book – and thus demonstrating how words can be turned into riches. At his right the monarch – his head being either a crown-piece or a guinea – receiving the moon ball as fief, additionally with symbols of fine arts. Throning on the left as the third of the alliance
the law as the personified sword ,
not least a protector of prosperity figuring at its feet. Further two warriors and servants of the Lord. All by the way faceless. – Impression on strong paper from the plate retouched by the royal engraver James Heath (1757 – London 1834) about 1822. “Even these impressions became relatively rare today” (Kunstgalerie Esslingen 1970). – Trimmed below in the extremely wide platemark. – See the complete description.
Offer no. 7,881 / EUR 118. (c. US$ 136.) + shipping
– – – The same. Engraving by Thomas Cook (c. 1744 – London 1818). (1806-09.) Inscribed with the text above. Sheet size 10¾ × 8¼ in (27.3 × 21 cm). – Trimmed within the somewhat foxing or time-stained wide white platemark.
Offer no. 8,905 / EUR 202. (c. US$ 234.) + shipping
London – House of Correction, Coldbath Fields. In front carriage, horse + passers-by scenery. Over the entrance “The House of Correction for the County of Middlesex 1796”. Steel engraving by W. Watkins (fl. London 1823-31) after Thomas Hosmer Shepherd (landscapist, architectural draughtsman, and aquarellist, 1793-1864). (1831.) 4¼ × 5⅞ in (10.9 × 14.9 cm).
The foxspots on the back perceptible from the front here and there in the white top margin and with one spot in the sky part only.
Offer no. 9,269 / EUR 33. (c. US$ 38.) + shipping
Pu-Quà. A Lame Beggar. / Un mendiant boiteux. Crippled beggar sitting on the ground and looking out for benefactors. Colored stipple by J. Dadley. Inscribed: Pu-Quà, Cantòn Delin. / Dadley. London. Sculpt. 12⅛ × 9⅞ in (30.7 × 25.2 cm).
According to Lipperheide Le 21 after-engraving about 1810 after Dadley’s print of 1799 (Lipperheide Le 17). – With minimally foxing explanation sheet in French-German parallel text. – Three sides trimmed to platemark, but unessential for much white plate margin.
Offer no. 14,620 / EUR 50. (c. US$ 58.) + shipping
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