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Hogarth, William (1697 London 1764). Scene in a Madhouse. Rakewell’s last station in the company of an astronomer, geographer, tailor, and pope. But also that of Sarah Young, the unswerving faithful, disgracefully left lover from his student’s days. As a public house also two ladies, particularly as being unconcerned, saunter in these rooms. Engraving by Thomas Cook (c. 1744 – London 1818). Inscribed: Designed by W. Hogarth / Engraved by T. Cook / Published June 1st. 1797 by G. G. & J. Robinson. Pater-noster Row, London. 14⅛ × 16½ in (35.8 × 42 cm).

William Hogarth, In a Madhouse (Cook)

The Rake’s Progress VIII. – With multi-verse caption. – Without the medallion of Britannia at the wall behind Rakewell Hogarth only added in the 3rd state in 1763. – 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.

“ The two promenading ladies on the other hand represent that class for which Rake sacrificed everything – money, love, honour, freedom, and finally the mind, too. It is this that scoffs at him on this last plate ”

(Hogarth Catalogue Zurich 1983).

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– – – 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 &c. by Wm. Hogarth & Publish’d According to Act of Parliament June ye. 25. 1735. / Retouch’d by the Author 1763. 14⅛ × 16 in (36 × 40.7 cm).

William Hogarth, In a Madhouse

Illustration Hogarth Catalogue Zurich, 1983, 30. – With the Britannia medallion marking the 3rd state. – On wide-margined buff paper.

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William Hogarth, In a Madhouse (Cook small)

– – – The same in Cook’s smaller repetition without the caption here replaced by the series title, again without the Britannia medallion. Inscribed: Pl. II. / Hogarth pinxt. / T. Cook sculpt. / Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, March 1st. 1808. Subject size 5⅝ × 6¾ in (14.3 × 17.1 cm). – Trimmed within the wide white platemark.

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William Hogarth, Scene in a Madhouse (Rake's Progress VIII; Rahl)

– – – The same in engraving by Carl Heinrich Rahl (Hoffenheim 1779 – Vienna 1843). (1818/23.) Inscribed: 20. / Pl. 8. 8¼ × 10½ in (21 × 26.7 cm). – With the Britannia medallion and thus after Hogarth’s 3rd state of 1763.

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William Hogarth, Scene in a Madhouse (Rake's Progress VIII; Riepenhausen)

– – – The same in engraving as before by Ernst Ludwig Riepenhausen (1765 Göttingen 1840, university engraver there). Inscribed: 20. / W. Hogarth inv. & pinx. Riepenhausen del & sculps. / Pl. 8. 7⅞ × 9⅝ in (20 × 24.3 cm). – Early though somewhat flat impression. – Riepenhausen’s engravings after Hogarth (“very estimable”, Nagler) belong to his chief work and are partly even preferred to Hogarth’s own engravings.

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– – – The same by Riepenhausen as before, but on slightly toned minor paper.

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William Hogarth, Scene in a Madhouse (Rake's Progress VIII; Riepenhausen)

– – – The same by Riepenhausen as before, but on especially buff paper, supposedly about 1850. – The foxing spots on the back showing through quite weakly only in the wide white platemark and paper margin. – Of fine contrast.

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William Hogarth, Scene in a Madhouse (Rake's Progress VIII; lithograph)

– – – The same in lithography. (1833/36.) Inscribed: 74. / Leben eines Liederlichen 8tes Blatt. 8⅞ × 8⅝ in (22.5 × 22 cm). – Extensive caption à la Lichtenberg in German.

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