Hogarth, William (1697 London 1764). Gustavus Lord Viscount Boyne etc. The Irish nobleman (1710-1746, since 1735 also member of the English House of Commons, since 1737 Commissioner of the Revenue of Ireland), standing to the left in a landscape, with the right leaning upon a monument, in the left hat & stick. Engraving by Thomas Cook (c. 1744 – London 1818). Inscribed: Hogarth pinxt. / T. Cook sculp. / Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme, Aug. 1st. 1809., otherwise as above. Subject size 8 × 5⅜ in (20.3 × 13.6 cm).
For the painting created about 1737/42 and existing in several versions see item 97 together with ills. of the Hogarth catalog by the Tate Gallery of 1971/72. – 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 feebly brown-spotted wide white platemark.
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