Early Warning for Oxford Aspirants

Hogarth, William (1697 London 1764). Frontispiece to the Terræ Filius. Procedure of admission to Oxford University. Engraving by Thomas Cook (c. 1744 – London 1818). Inscribed: Hogarth pinxt. / T. Cook sculpt. / Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, Jany. 1st. 1808., otherwise as above. Subject size 6⅛ × 3⅞ in (15.7 × 9.9 cm).

William Hogarth, Frontispiece to the Terræ Filius

Worked for the duodecimo edition of Nicholas Amherst’s Terræ Filius, a satire offering advice on the Oxford principles of the Tories.

Early Hogarth, here in Cook’s representation who “made his mark as Hogarth engraver, too” (Thieme-Becker); present sujet, however, he has treated supposedly for the first time only in the small edition of the years 1806/09 following his folio edition. – Trimmed within the wide white platemark and here on three edges slightly brown-touched.

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