William Hogarth (The Painter And His Pug [Trump]). After William Hogarth, British.
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William Hogarth (The Painter And His Pug [Trump])

1795/c1840s. Stipple engraving, text including artist’s name, engraver “Benjamin Smith” and date in plate below image, 39.6 x 30cm. Foxing overall, tears and minor creases to margins.

Text reads “Painted by W. Hogarth. Engraved by Benj. Smith. William Hogarth. From the original picture in the collection of John & Josiah Boydell, Pub. June 4, 1795 by J. & J. Boydell, no. 90, Cheapside & at the Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall.” Held in NPG (UK).

The original oil painting by Hogarth is held in the Tate, with the comment “Hogarth’s portrait appears propped up on volumes of Shakespeare, Swift and Milton, authors who inspired [his] commitment to drama, satire and epic poetry. On his palette is the [phrase] ‘Line of Beauty and Grace’, which underpinned Hogarth’s theories on art. Hogarth’s pug dog, Trump, serves as an emblem of the artist’s own pugnacious character. This portrait acted as a statement of the artist’s professional ambition.”

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Item #CL192-65

Price (AUD): $550.00  Other currencies

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