William Hogarth, Humours of Oxford, 1729 (Cook small)

Hogarth, William (1697 London 1764). Humours of Oxford, 1729. The vice chancellor of the university together with proctor’s man surprises two students in a tavern, one of the two even drunk. Engraving by Thomas Cook (c. 1744 – London 1818). Inscribed: Hogarth pinxt. / T. Cook sculpt. / Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, Novr. 1st. 1807., title as above. 7⅛ × 4¾ in (18.1 × 12.1 cm).

Frontispiece to James Miller’s comedy staged in Drury Lane. – Trimmed within the wide white platemark whose outer edges are weakly brown-spotted on two sides. Repaired minor tear in the lower margin.

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