William Hogarth, Invitation Card To Eat a Py for Dinner (lithograph)

“… and  what  shall  become  of  the  Pie  stands  below …”

Hogarth, William (1697 London 1764). Invitation ticket for Mr. King “to eat a py for dinner at the inn to the mitra”. Lithograph. (1833/36.) Inscribed: Hogarth’s Einladungskarte along with extensive caption à la Lichtenberg in German, otherwise with the invitation text in English as below. 3¾ × 7½ in (9.6 × 19 cm).

“ Mr. Hogarths Compts. to Mr King and disires the Honnor of his Company at dinner on thursday next to Eta Beta PY ”

Offer no. 12,146 / EUR  24. (c. US$ 28.) + shipping

William Hogarth, Invitation Card To Eat a Py for Dinner (steel engraving)

– – – The same in steel engraving about 1840. 9⅛ × 6 in (23.3 × 15.4 cm). – Beside The Rape of the Lock (vignette with the representation of a scene from Pope’s poem of the same name), below the subscription tickets Boys Peeping at Nature (for A Harlot’s Progress) + for the engraving The March to Finchley (against the rebels under Charles Edward Stuart of Scotland commonly known as Bonnie Prince Charlie or The Young Pretender).

Offer no. 7,876 / EUR  19. (c. US$ 22.) + shipping

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