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[Prints of Hogarth's works.]

RA Collection: Book

Record number


Variant Title

Hogarth's Works


[S.l.]:: [after 1772.]

Physical Description

2 vols.; 693 mm. (Broadsheet).

General Note

Vol. I: 77 leaves, carrying 90 plates, all numbered by hand, and with a list of the numbered plates pasted inside the front cover. (All plates are pasted on rectos, except pl.36, which is pasted on the verso of pl.35).

Responsibility Note

Most of the plates are signed as painted or drawn by Hogarth, and engraved by him. Some are signed as engraved by G. Scotin, B. Baron, C. Ravenet, R.F. Ravenet, Luke Sullivan, J. Bell, C. Grignion, Picot and Delatre; some are signed as engraved by Hogarth in collaboration with C. Grignion, C. Mosley, L. Sullivan, Le Cave, F. Aviline.

Summary Note

Most plates in this compilation carry a date of publication (the earliest being 1733, the latest 1772).

Volume I contains plates 1-90. These include three portraits of Hogarth (pl. 1-3), twelve sets of prints - The Harlot's progress (pl.4-9), The Rake's progress (10-17), Before and after (21-22), Four times of the day (23-26), Marriage à la mode (30-35), The Idle and industrious prentices (41-52), Beer Street and Gin Lane (59-60), The Four stages of cruelty (61-64), The Four stages of cruelty [on wood] (65-66), The Bench (80-81), The Election (83-86), France and England (88-89) - and thirty-four single prints.


Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Copy Note

Hogarth's signature appears on plates 36 and 71 (receipts) and on plate 73.

Binding Note

Volume I: 19th-century half brown morocco, brown cloth-covered boards; spine lettered, 'Hogarth's Works Vol. I. R.A.' - Volume II: 18th-century calf, gilt decorative border on upper and lower covers; gilt-decorated spine, black morocco spine-label, lettered, 'Hogarth's Works Vol. II.'

Name as Subject


Paintings, British - Great Britain - London - History - 18th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 18th century

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