With Handel at the Harpsichord

Handel – Hogarth, William (1697 London 1764). A Musical Study. Small party with Handel (back view) at the Harpsichord on the left. Besides the Italian castrato Farinelli with Mrs. Fox Lane, future Lady Bingley. Engraving by Thomas Cook (c. 1744 – London 1818). Inscribed: Hogarth pinx. / T. Cook sc. / Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme, Nov. 1st. 1809., otherwise as above & from an original Painting in the possession of Mr. Nichols. Subject size 7⅛ × 5⅜ in (18.1 × 13.8 cm).

William Hogarth, A Musical Study (Handel)

Cook “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 slightly brown-touched on three sides.

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