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Who  would  shoot  himself  for  that !?

Take  it  easy

since the chain of those through the centuries is long !

And  anyway  you  will  have  to  donate  it  to  your  opponent

for  that  he  will  not … , see  above !

Hogarth, William (1697 London 1764). A Country Inn Yard (or The Election Procession in the Yard). The last travelers enter the overland stagecoach, the postilion already took the box, and the landlady acting as post-mistress urges for hurry by heavily ringing the bell. In the front a hunched small postilion asks a corpulent gentleman changing coaches here for a gratuity for the previous stage. Engraving. Inscribed: Design’d and Engrav’d by W. Hogarth. — Publish’d According to Act of Parliament. 1747. 8⅝ × 12¼ in (22 × 31 cm).

William Hogarth, A Country Inn Yard

Nagler 30. – After the painting of 1747. – Apart from the rich postal scene the actual happenings – in addition to the Four Prints of an Election – concern the mockery of a

“ candidate  defeated  in  a  parliamentary  election ”

whose effigy – as already in regard of the Duke of Newcastle on plate 1 of the Election set – is carried round in a procession of the opposing party. This all the more annoying as the defeat is caused by formalities, that is the yet barely missed age of the candidate, and thus was foreseeable. Accordingly unwillingly an agent of the unfortunate – a copy of the Act against bribery and corruption in his pocket – foots the bill for the wasted election entertainment to the landlord.

“ The well-known plate … shows with Dickens’ humour a comfortable depiction of rural petty bourgeoisie ”

(Thieme-Becker XVII, p. 297, 2).

Impression on strong paper 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”]).

Offer no. 7,803 / EUR  135. (c. US$ 163.) + shipping

– – – The same in engraving by Thomas Cook (c. 1744 – London 1818). Inscribed: Hogarth pinxt. / T. Cook & Son sc. / Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme, May 1st. 1808. Subject size 4¾ × 6¾ in (12.2 × 17.1 cm).

William Hogarth, Country Inn Yard (Cook small)

Cook’s smaller version, engraved together with his son. – Trimmed within the wide white platemark.

Offer no. 8,941 / EUR  60. (c. US$ 72.) + shipping

– – – The same in engraving by Ernst Ludwig Riepenhausen (1765 Göttingen 1840). Inscribed: W. Hogarth pinx. 1747. / E. Riepenhausen sc. 8⅜ × 10½ in (21.3 × 26.7 cm).

William Hogarth, A Country Inn Yard (Riepenhausen)

Riepenhausen’s  works  after  Hogarth  ( “very valuable” ) belong to his major work and are partially even preferred to those by Hogarth. – In regard of the especially fine, buff paper supposedly an impression for a special edition about 1830. – Margins somewhat age-spotted. Equally the image itself slightly.

Offer no. 7,804 / EUR  118. (c. US$ 142.) + shipping

William Hogarth, A Country Inn Yard (Riepenhausen)

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

Offer no. 7,806 / EUR  95. (c. US$ 114.) + shipping

William Hogarth, A Country Inn Yard (lithograph)

– – – The same in lithography. (1833/36.) Inscribed: Die Landkutsche. 9¾ × 9⅜ in (24.7 × 23.7 cm). – Extensive caption in German.

Offer no. 7,805 / EUR  125. (c. US$ 151.) + shipping


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