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Hogarth, William (1697 London 1764). Frontispiece to The Happy Ascetic, 1724. The master (of the vineyard?), giving instructions to a peasant with shovel over the shoulder. A second one resting on the ground, the pickaxe beside him. Engraving by Thomas Cook (c. 1744 – London 1818). Inscribed: Hogarth pinx / (T. Cook sculp.) / Published by Long(man, Hurst, Rees & Orme, Oct. 1st. 1809.), otherwise as above. Subject size 6⅜ × 3⅝ in (16.3 × 9.1 cm).

William Hogarth, Frontispiece to The Happy Ascetic, 1724

Cook “made his mark as Hogarth engraver, too” (Thieme-Becker); present frontispiece, however, he has treated supposedly for the first time only in the small edition of the years 1806/09 following his folio edition. Represented the frontispiece to the edition of 1724 of the famous devotional book as an example of the early Hogarth. – Trimmed within the on three sides wide white platemark with partial drop of the address and here feebly brownspotted. On the right without subject lining.

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