The Silver Tankard of the Club of Artists
Hogarth, William (1697 London 1764). Impression from a Silver Tankard. Rich ornaments with genii and large allegorical figures representing Sculpture & Painting, enclosing an oval with the biblical story of Laban and his Sheep (Jacob’s Well). Engraving by Thomas Cook (c. 1744 – London 1818). Inscribed: Hogarth pinxt. / T. Cook sculpt. / Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, May 1st. 1809., otherwise as above. Subject size 5¼ × 7⅛ in (13.2 × 18.2 cm).
Hogarth catalog of the Tate Gallery of 1971/72, 5. – Showing the also thematically rich engraving of a silver tankard of a club of artists meeting weekly in The Bull’s Head in Clare Market (the latter a meat market) of which Hogarth was a member. For Mr. Ireland the simplicity and elegance of the composition spoke volumes for Hogarth’s taste and skill. – Cook “made his mark as Hogarth engraver, too” (Thieme-Becker); present sujet, however, he has treated supposedly for the first time only in the small edition of the years 1806/09 following his folio edition. – Trimmed within the wide white platemark feebly brown-touched at the edges on three sides.
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