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William Hogarth, Lecture (steel engraving)

Hogarth, William (1697 London 1764). The Lecture (or The Lecture on the Empty Space). Fischer, till 1761 professor in ordinary for philosophy in Oxford, before the learned audience “whose heads do not need any commentary in view of their expression”. Steel engraving. C. 1840. Inscribed: Die Vorlesung. / The Lecture. 7 × 5¾ in (17.8 × 14.5 cm).

The sarcastic plate – “besides it should … raise special interest in Germany” (Lichtenberg) – for which the vain Fischer even had sat for Hogarth. – Trimmed on the right image borderline.

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„ ich wende mich in (obiger) Angelegenheit an Sie als ausgewiesene Johann-Elias-Ridinger-Experten … “

(Bundesamt für …, Berlin, 11. Juli 2014)