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William Hogarth, Theatre Royal / Drury Lane / The Old Bachelor

Hogarth, William (1697 London 1764). (Ticket for the) THEATRE ROYAL / DRURY LANE / THE OLD BATCHELOR. For the Benefit of Joe Miller. Stage scene. Engraving. Inscribed: W. Hogarth ft, otherwise as above. 5¼ × 7 in (13.2 × 17.7 cm).

Somewhat palish 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. 7,894 / EUR  28. (c. US$ 34.) + shipping


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