From the Treasure of Antiquity’s Myths
Hogarth, William (1697 London 1764). Perseus & Andromeda. Frontispiece. / Perseus Descending. For once the former, already with Medusa’s cut off head in the left, looking at Pegasus & for second, still holding her head, descending with the sword drawn against the sea-monster to Andromeda’s rescue. Engraving by Thomas Cook (c. 1744 – London 1818). Inscribed: Hogarth pinxt. / T. Cook & Son sc. / Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, August 1st. 1808., otherwise as above. Subject size 5¼ × 6⅞ in (13.4 × 17.6 cm).
Two works of 1730 on one plate. See in analogy to these also the two for Milton. – Cook “made his mark as Hogarth engraver, too” (Thieme-Becker); present sujets, however, he has treated supposedly for the first time only in the small edition of the years 1806/09 following his folio edition. Here as joint work with his son. – Trimmed within the wide white platemark feebly brown-touched on three sides.
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