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A Supplement To Hogarth Illustrated; Compiled From His Original manuscripts, In The Possession Of John Ireland, Author Of The Two Volumes Published By Messrs. Boydell.

John Ireland

RA Collection: Book

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Uniform Title

[Hogarth Illustrated., Supplement., 1798.]


London:: Published, March, 1798., For The Author, No. 3, Poet's Corner; Mr. Nicol, Pall-Mall; And Messrs. Boydell, Shakespeare Gallery, And Cheapside.

Physical Description

xxiii, [i], 380 p., frontis., add. engr. t.pl., [38] pl.; [4] illus.;234 mm. (Octavo.)

General Note

The frontis., add. engr. t.pl., the other [38] plates and [4] in-text illustrations are all assigned numbers (I-XLIV) in the 'Index To The Prints'. (Note: the plate following page [xxiv] and facing the first page of the main text reproduces 'Hogarth's Dedication, Written for a History of the Arts ...', and is not a dedication-plate for the present volume.)


[Frontis., add. engr. t.pl., t.p.] - Advertisement - Introduction - Index To The Prints - Contents - [Text with pl. and illus.] - Appendix; [colophon] - Index To The Variations, Etc. - Errata [slip].

Responsibility Note

The frontispiece and added engraved title-plate are signed as drawn by Hogarth and engraved by J. Mills. Some other plates are signed as drawn by W. Hogarth; almost all are signed by their engravers - most by J. Mills, one by F. Legat, five by W. Skelton, one by C. Grignion.

The added engraved t.pl. and five plates carry the publisher's imprint of John Ireland and the date.

The printer is named in the colophon on p.377: 'From the Press of W. Bulmer & Co.'


ESTC, T2313
R. Paulson, Hogarth (3 v., 1991-3).
E. Einberg, Manners and morals: Hogarth and British painting 1700-1760 [exhibition catalogue] (1987).
T. Clayton, The English print 1688-1802 (1997); S. Bruntjen, John Boydell, 1719-1804: a study of art patronage and publishing in Georgian London (1985).

Summary Note

The publication-date of March 1798 is carried by the title-page and by the plate facing p.158. The date of December 1797 is carried by the plates facing pp. 147, 153, 323, and by the added engraved title-plate, which reads, 'Hogarth Illustrated By John Ireland Vol. III and last [vignette] Published Decr. 1797 by John Ireland'. (However ESTC states that there is also a variant of this added engraved title-plate, which reads, 'Hogarth illustrated from his own manuscripts by John Ireland Vol. III and last ... 1798 ...'. The publication-date on the first plate facing p. 223 is not legible.


A microfilm copy was published in 1986 (Woodbridge CT: Research Publications).

Binding Note

19th-century calf, upper and lower covers decorated with 'Gothick' borders and central diamond-shaped panel; rebacked in 20th century, spines lettered 'Hogarth Illustrated Ireland - Vol. III. R.A. 1797'. Bound uniformly with the two volumes of John Ireland's 'Hogarth Illustrated' (1791).

Name as Subject


British - Great Britain - London - Social life and customs - History - 18th century
Paintings - Drawings - Engravings - Satires - Great Britain - 18th century
Artists - Painters - Great Britain - 18th century
Art history - Biography - Great Britain - 18th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 18th century


William Hogarth, source artist
John Boydell, publisher
Josiah Boydell, publisher
William Skelton, engraver
John Ireland, publisher
J. Mills, engraver
Francis Legat, engraver
Charles Grignion, engraver
George Nicol, publisher
William Bulmer, printer
J. and J. Boydell (London), publisher