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William Hogarth, Moses brought to Pharaoh's Daughter (Cook)

“ … and  called  his  name  Moses ”

Hogarth, William (1697 London 1764). (Moses brought to Pharaoh’s Daughter.) And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaohs daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses. On the left the latter welcoming the child with inviting gesture, on the right the well-paid pretended nurse of the boy. In-between view into the Egyptian landscape. Engraving by Thomas Cook (c. 1744 – London 1818). Inscribed: Painted by Wm. Hogarth. / Engraved by T. Cook. / Published June 1st. 1801, by G. G. & J. Robinson, Paternoster Row, London., otherwise as above. 16½ × 21 in (42 × 53.2 cm).

Marvelous chiaroscuro impression. – Cook “made his mark as Hogarth engraver, too, whose complete work he has engraved in copy” (Thieme-Becker) and whose original format he maintained contrary to all later Hogarth editions in his first, earlier edition. For some sheets not published by Hogarth himself Cook became their first engraver, just as he also gained approval of a contemporary connoisseur as Maximilian Speck von Sternburg. – Hogarth donated the painting to Captain Coram’s Foundling Hospital where it still is. – Above and below trimmed to platemark. Tiny retouch in the sky part.

Offer no. 15,251 / EUR  730. / export price EUR  694. (c. US$ 802.) + shipping

William Hogarth, Moses brought to Pharaoh's Daughter

– – – The same in Hogarth’s own etching worked together with Luke Sullivan (Louth, Ireland, 1705? – London 1771) in a harmonic, wide-margined impression from the plate retouched by the royal engraver James Heath (1757 London 1834) about 1822 (“Even these impressions have become relatively rare today though”, Art Gallery Esslingen 1970; and Meyers Konv.-Lex., 4th ed., VIII [1888], 625: “A fine edition”, esteemed also already by contemporary collectors of the rank of for instance an A. T. Stewart [Catalog of the Stewart Collection, New York 1887, 1221, “fine plates”]). Inscribed: And the child grew & she brought him unto Pharaohs daughter & she became her son. And she called his name Moses. / From the Original Painting in the Foundling Hospital Engraved by Willm. Hogarth & Luke Sullivan. Published as the Act directs Febry. 5. 1752. 16¾ × 20¾ in (42.6 × 52.6 cm).

Nagler 40; illustration David Bindman, Hogarth and his Times, 1997, 79 (proof before the letter) and Hogarth Catalog Zurich, 1983, 75 (4th state of 1762). – Laterally of the caption traces of not yet fully erased further text.

Offer no. 15,254 / EUR  490. / export price EUR  466. (c. US$ 539.) + shipping

William Hogarth, Moses brought to Pharaoh's Daughter (Cook small)

– – – The same in Cook’s popular later, smaller version with the simplified title “Moses brought to Pharaohs Daughter.”. Engraving. Inscribed: Hogarth pinxt. / T. Cook sculpt. / Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, March 1st. 1809, otherwise as above. Subject size 5½ × 6⅞ in (14.1 × 17.5 cm).

Cook “made his mark as Hogarth engraver, too, whose complete work he has engraved in copy” (Thieme-Becker) and whose original format he maintained contrary to all later Hogarth editions in his first, earlier edition. For some sheets not published by Hogarth himself Cook became their first engraver, just as he also gained approval of a contemporary connoisseur as Maximilian Speck von Sternburg. – Contrary to the original-sized version – and therefore also to Hogarth’s oil of 1745 and own engraving of 1752 – side-inverted. – Trimmed within the wide white platemark. This in the outer part weakly foxing. – Of very fine plasticity.

Offer no. 15,255 / EUR  190. (c. US$ 220.) + shipping


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