Hogarth, William (1697 London 1764). Daniel Lock Esqr. Half-length portrait in oval of the successful architect sitting at the window with construction plan and look at the water. On this three boats, one with sail. Engraving by Thomas Cook (c. 1744 – London 1818), together with his son. Inscribed: Hogarth pinxt. / T. Cook & Son sc. / Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, August 1st. 1808., otherwise as above. Subject size 6 × 4¼ in (15.2 × 10.7 cm).
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-spotted in the far parts of three sides.
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