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Hogarth, William (1697 London 1764). Mr. (John) Pine. Half-length portrait in oval to the right in Rembrandt’s manner of the then celebrated engraver (1690 London 1756). 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, July 1st. 1808., otherwise as above. Subject size 5⅝ × 4¼ in (14.3 × 10.7 cm).

William Hogarth, Mr. John Pine

Cook “made his mark as Hogarth engraver, too” (Thieme-Becker); present portrait, 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 particularly in the far parts of three sides.

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