Hogarth, William (1697 London 1764). Musick (sic!) Introduc’d to Apollo by Minerva.

William Hogarth, Musick Introduc'd to Apollo by Minerva

(Frontispiece  to  some  book  of  music , or  ticket  for  a  Concert.)

Apollo with lyre holding out his hand for Minerva looking up to him. In her right a music-book. In their midst Mars with a mask on his cuirass, holding Minerva’s left. Engraving by Thomas Cook (c. 1744 – London 1818). Inscribed as above and with Hogarth’s date of 1727. C. 1805. Subject size 7½ × 5¼ in (19.2 × 13.3 cm). – Trimmed within the wide white platemark slightly foxed on three sides.

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