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If  already  the  Age  is  not  right  anymore :

Money  just  makes  up  much  –  or  even  a  Silver  Wedding

Hogarth, William (1697 London 1764). Rakewell marries an Old Maid. The unlike couple saying yes to each other, while in the background the sexton’s wife refuses Sarah Young, with Rakewell’s daughter on her arms, and her mother admittance. Engraving by Thomas Cook (c. 1744 – London 1818). Inscribed: Designed by Wm. Hogarth / Engraved by T. Cook / Published Decr. 1st, 1796; by G. G. & J. Robinson, Paternoster Row, London. / Pl. V. 14 × 16⅞ in (35.7 × 43 cm).

William Hogarth, Rakewell marries an Old Maid (Cook)

The Rake’s Progress V. – Four diptych captions. – Cook “made his mark as Hogarth engraver, too” (Thieme-Becker). – Of fine chiaroscuro and – contrary to all later Hogarth editions – in the original folio size.

“ Bride and bridegroom have found what they were looking for;  she  a young and handsome man, and  he  a rich woman; what shall one want more? ”

(Lichtenberg).

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William Hogarth, Rakewell marries an Old Maid

– – – The same in Hogarth’s own etching in an impression from the plate retouched by the royal engraver James Heath (1757 London 1834) about 1822 (“Even these impressions have become relatively rare today though”, Art Gallery Esslingen 1970; and Meyers Konv.-Lex., 4th ed., VIII [1888], 625: “A fine edition”, esteemed also already by contemporary collectors of the rank of for instance an A. T. Stewart [Catalog of the Stewart Collection, New York 1887, 1221, “fine plates”]). Inscribed: Invented Painted & Engrav’d by Wm Hogarth & Publish’d June ye. 25. 1735. According to Act of Parliament. / Plate 5. 14⅛ × 16⅛ in (36 × 41 cm). – Illustration Hogarth Catalogue Zurich, 1983, 27. – Palish. – On wide-margined buff paper.

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William Hogarth, Rakewell marries an Old Maid (Cook small)

– – – The same in the smaller repetition Cook worked together with his son without the caption here replaced by the series title. Inscribed: Pl. V. / Hogarth pinxt. / T. Cook & Son sc. / Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, May 1st. 1808. Subject size 5¾ × 6¾ in (14.7 × 17.2 cm). – Trimmed within the wide white platemark whose outer parts are age and fox-spotted resp. on three sides.

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William Hogarth, Rakewell marries an Old Maid (Rake's Progress V; Rahl)

– – – The same in engraving by Carl Heinrich Rahl (Hoffenheim 1779 – Vienna 1843). (1818/23.) Inscribed: 17. / Pl 5. 8⅛ × 10⅝ in (20.5 × 27 cm).

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William Hogarth, Rakewell marries an Old Maid (Riepenhausen)

– – – The same in engraving by Ernst Ludwig Riepenhausen (1765 Göttingen 1840, university engraver there). Inscribed: 17. / W. Hogarth inv. & pinx. 1735. / Pl. 5. 8 × 10⅝ in (20.3 × 26.9 cm). – Toned early impression. – Riepenhausen’s engravings after Hogarth (“very estimable”, Nagler) belong to his chief work and are partly even preferred to Hogarth’s own engravings. – Illustration.

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– – – The same in engraving by Riepenhausen as before, but on slightly toned minor paper. 8⅛ × 10¾ in (20.6 × 27.2 cm). – Somewhat palish.

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William Hogarth, Rakewell marries an Old Maid (Rake's Progress V; Riepenhausen)

– – – The same in engraving by Riepenhausen as before, but on especially buff paper, supposedly about 1850. 8⅛ × 10½ in (20.7 × 26.8 cm).

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William Hogarth, Rakewell marries an Old Maid (Rake's Progress V; lithograph)

– – – The same in lithography by E. L. Blau (Lauchstädt, Merseburg, 1808/10 – Leipsic 1899). (1833/36.) Inscribed: 71. / lith v L. Blau / Der Weg des Liederlichen 5s. Blatt. 9⅛ × 8⅞ in (23.2 × 22.4 cm). – Extensive caption à la Lichtenberg in German.

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(Herr H.-G. S., 27. August 2008)