William Hogarth, Subscription Ticket for March to Finchley

Hogarth, William (1697 London 1764). Subscription ticket for the engraving The March to Finchley (against the rebels under Charles Edward Stuart of Scotland commonly known as Bonnie Prince Charlie or The Young Pretender). Among the numerous weapons and insignia of both sides a bagpipes, too. Engraving. Inscribed with four-lined text of receipt. 11⅛ × 9⅛ in (28.2 × 23.3 cm).

Used at the same time for the engraving The Lottery which by the way is the very same in which Hogarth disposed the Finchley painting. The sheet also figured as extra to The Farmer’s Return, created by H. as frontispiece to a little own play by legendary Shakespeare actor Garrick.

“ In the center lies the arms of Great Britain and Ireland (being cut by scissors). On the one side are the emblems of the rebellious Scots … Also there is a standard with the French lilies ”

(Lichtenberg). – Impression on strong paper 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 [1888], 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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William Hogarth, Subscription Ticket for March to Finchley (Riepenhausen)

– – – The same in engraving by Ernst Ludwig Riepenhausen (1765 Göttingen 1840, university engraver there). Inscribed: 86. / W. Hogarth des. / E. R. f, otherwise with receipt acknowledge text as above. 7⅝ × 9⅞ in (19.5 × 25 cm). – Impression on slightly toned minor paper. – 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.

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William Hogarth, Subscription Ticket for March to Finchley (steel engraving)

– – – The same in steel engraving about 1840. 9⅛ × 6 in (23.3 × 15.4 cm). – Above the sujets Boys Peeping at Nature (subscription ticket for A Harlot’s Progress) + invitation ticket “on a pie for lunch at the inn of the mitre” for Mr. King + The Rape of the Lock (vignette with the representation of a scene from Pope’s poem of the same name).

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