London Pikemen & Halberd Men
Hogarth, William (1697 London 1764). Blackwell’s Military Figures. Pikemen (15) / Halberd Men (11). 26 exercises together with the London Artillerists’ standards before light architectural scenery. 2 sheet. Engravings by Thomas Cook (c. 1744 – London 1818). Inscribed: Hogarth pinxt. / T. Cook sculpt. / Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, July and August resp. 1st. 1809., otherwise as above. Subject size 5-5¼ × 7⅝-8 in (12.7-13.5 × 19.4-20.2 cm).
Engraved by Hogarth in 1726 for Blackwell’s Compendium of Military Discipline written for the Artillery Company of the City of London and treated here by Cook – “made his mark as Hogarth engraver, too” (Thieme-Becker) – supposedly for the first time for the small edition of the years 1806/09 following his folio edition. – Trimmed within the wide white platemark feebly brown-spotted on three sides.
Offer no. 15,322 / EUR 128. (c. US$ 148.) + shipping
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