In the Master’s Studio
Hogarth, William (1697 London 1764). The Painter’s Room. From an Original Painting in the possession of Mr. Nichols. The still young Hogarth with friends (Sir Godfrey Kneller, Sir James Thornhill, Rysbrack, and Roubilliac), the first of which pointing at an already framed finished picture on the easel on the left and Sir James at the artist standing beside him. Enriched otherwise by sketchbook & sculptures. Beyond the partly removed curtain as a bearer of secret the view goes into the open. Engraving by Thomas Cook (c. 1744 – London 1818). Inscribed: Hogarth pinx. / T. Cook sc. / Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme, Nov. 1st. 1809., otherwise as above. Subject size 5½ × 6¼ in (13.9 × 15.9 cm).
Cook “made his mark as Hogarth engraver, too” (Thieme-Becker) and has engraved present sujet supposedly first for his folio edition of 1800. – Trimmed within the wide white platemark feebly browned in the far areas on three sides.
Offer no. 15,319 / EUR 118. (c. US$ 136.) + shipping
“ The prints arrived safely. What is your return policy? My boss, doesn’t like the images, which I understand is subjective (– probably in reaction on the 11th September –) and no reflection on the condition or any representations you made. Sorry to bother you with this ”
(Mrs. A. P., September 26, 2001)