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).
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.
Offer no. 15,315 / EUR 118. (c. US$ 143.) + shipping
“ It came! My plate [already documented as lost] was delivered and it is in excellent condition. I cannot explain all of the delays or what happened. It is in the original packaging that you described and it was delivered by DHL, not the postal service (as far as I can tell – it was left on the porch [!!]). So thank you and so glad that this long story has such a nice ending. It was nice dealing with you, thank you for the plate! ”
(Mrs. J. C., May 8, 2010)