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“ And  catch  a  glorious  Dinner ! ”

Hogarth, William (1697 London 1764). France. The invasion army of Louis XV in 1756 during embarkation against England. In front of the inn To the Royal Clog enticing with water soup the officer – roasting frogs for himself – attempts to enthuse his degenerate men for the promise of the standard, that is

“ VENGENCE  et  le  BON  BIER  et  BON  BEUF  de  ANGLETERRE ” .

Engraving by Thomas Cook (c. 1744 – London 1818). Inscribed: Plate I / Designed by W. Hogarth / Engraved by T. Cook / Published June 1.st 1798, by G. G. & J. Robinson Pater-noster Row, London., otherwise as above. 13¼ × 15¼ in (33.8 × 40 cm).

William Hogarth, France (Cook)

France & England I. – With the Garrick caption analogous to the above standard text. – Impression of fine chiaroscuro on strong paper. In the text and wide white margin minimally foxing and, in the latter, likewise feeble water mark. – Cook “made his mark as Hogarth engraver, too, whose complete work he has engraved in copy” (Thieme-Becker) and whose original format he maintained contrary to all later Hogarth editions in his first, earlier edition. For some sheets not published by Hogarth himself Cook became their first engraver, just as he also gained approval of a contemporary connoisseur as Maximilian Speck von Sternburg.

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– – – The same in Hogarth’s own etching in a wide-margined impression from the plate retouched by the royal engraver James Heath (1757 London 1834) about 1822

William Hogarth, France

(“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: Desing’d & Etch’d by W.m Hogarth / Plate 1.st / Published according to Act of Parliament. March 8.th 1756., otherwise as above. 12⅝ × 15⅜ in (32.2 × 39.2 cm). – Nagler 44. – Illustration Hogarth Catalog Zurich, 1983, 84.

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William Hogarth, France (Cook small)

– – – The same in Cook’s popular later, smaller version without the Garrick caption. Inscribed: Hogarth pinx.t / T. Cook sculp.t / Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, July 1st. 1807., otherwise as above. Subject 5½ × 6¾ in (14.1 × 17.1 cm). – Trimmed within the wide white platemark.

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William Hogarth, France (Rahl)

– – – The same in engraving by Carl Heinrich Rahl (Hoffenheim 1779 – Vienna 1843). (1818/23.) Inscribed: 39. / Pl. 1., otherwise as above. 8⅞ × 9⅞ in (20 × 25 cm).

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William Hogarth, France (Riepenhausen)

– – – The same in engraving by Ernst Ludwig Riepenhausen (1765 Göttingen 1840, university engraver there). Inscribed: 39. / Plate 1st. / W. Hogarth inv & pinx. / R. del & sc., otherwise as above. 8⅞ × 10⅞ in (22.4 × 27.5 cm). – Early, toned impression. – Riepenhausen’s engravings after Hogarth (“very estimable”, Nagler) belong to his chief work and not least for being in the original direction they 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, France (Riepenhausen)

– – – The same by Riepenhausen as before, but from the plate slightly reduced in the white margins and on especially buff paper, supposedly about 1850. 8¼ × 10⅛ in (21.1 × 25.7 cm).

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William Hogarth, France (lithograph)

– – – The same in lithography by C. C. Böhme. (1833/36.) Inscribed: 29. / 1.) Frankreich 1756. / C. C. Böhme litho. 7⅝ × 8¾ in (19.5 × 22.2 cm). – Extensive caption à la Lichtenberg in German.

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– – – The same in steel engraving about 1840. Inscribed: Frankreich. / France. 5 × 6⅛ in (12.8 × 15.5 cm).

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(Herr M. S., 23. Mai 2015)