The Works Of William Hogarth, From The Original Plates Restored By James Heath, Esq. R.A.; With The Addition Of Many Subjects Not Before Collected; To Which Are Prefixed, A Biographical Essay On The Genius and Productions of Hogarth, And Explanations Of The Subjects Of The Plates, By John Nichols, Esq. F.S.A.

RA Collection: Book

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London:: Printed For Baldwin And Cradock, Paternoster Row, By G. Woodfall, Angel Court, Skinner Street., (1837?)

Physical Description

ix, [i], 42 p., frontis. (port.), [115] leaves of pl.; 632 mm.


[Frontis., t.p.] - Biographical Essay ... - Arrangement Of The Plates And Descriptions [listing 115 items] - Explanation Of The Plates - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

The majority of the plates are signed as drawn or painted and engraved by William Hogarth; but some carry the signatures of other engravers - Benj. Smith (frontis., pl. [105]), Wm. Blake (pl.[18]), Thos. Cook (pl. [20, 36, 37, 88]), Robt. Dodd (pl. [22]), Rd. Livesey (pl. [23b]), Ravenet and Picot (pl. [41]), Ravenet and Delatre (pl. [42]), B. Baron (pl. [45, 51, 54, 55]), Sam. Phillips (pl. [50]), G. Scotin (pl. [53, 58]), S. Ravenet (pl. [56]), R.F. Ravenet (pl. [57]), C. Grignion (pl. [59, 85]), Luke Sullivan (pl. [69, 80, 97a]), C. Mostey (pl. 70]), Se. Cave (pl. [86]), F. Aviline (pl. [87]), Wm. Woollett (pl. [96]), James Basire (pl. [98b]), F. Bartolozzi (pl. [106]), J.K. Sherwin (pl. [107]), Josh. Haynes (pl. [108, 111a, b]), A. Fogg (pl. [109]), W. Nutter (pl. [110]), Leney (pl. [113]), J. Sympson jun. (pl. [114c]).

Many carry Hogarth's imprint as publisher; some carry publisher's imprints of J. & J. Boydell, G. & J. Robinson, Rd. Livesay, John Boydell, Jane Hogarth or Mrs Hogarth, Thos. Cook, E. Harding, R. Cribb.


R. Paulson, Hogarth's graphic works (3rd. ed. 1989). G.E. Bentley, Blake books (1977), no. 475; F. Antal, Hogarth and his place in European art (1962).

On James Heath ARA see J. Heath, The Heath Family Engravers 1779-1878 (2 v., 1993).

Summary Note

No publication date is printed on the title page, but one plate ([113]) carries the publisher's imprint of Baldwin and Cradock with the date 1837. Most plates are reprints including their earlier signatures and dates of publication.

Hogarth's engravings made him well-known throughout Europe in the eighteenth century - in Germany G.C. Lichtenberg published an influential series of commentaries on them between 1784 and 1796 - and throughout the nineteenth century they were continually reprinted.


Presented by Mrs. M. B. Booth in 1947 (accessioned 30 May 1947, RA Library Accessions Register, 1928-49; gift recorded 'Librarian's Report', RA Annual Report for 1947, p. 34).

Binding Note

19th-century half brown morocco, marbled-papered boards, upper cover carrying red morocco label with gilt border lettered 'The Original Works Of Hogarth'; gilt-decorated spine, brown morocco spine-label lettered 'Works Of Hogarth'.

Name as Subject


Paintings, British - Engravings, British - Great Britain - London - History - 18th century
Great Britain - Social life and customs - History - Social history - 18th century
Satire - Narrative art - Great Britain - 18th century
Catalogues - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century


William Hogarth, source artist, draughtsman, engraver
James Heath ARA
John Nichols
George Woodfall, printer
Benjamin Smith, engraver
William Blake, engraver
Thomas Cook, engraver
Robert Dodd, engraver
Richard Livesay, engraver
Simon François Ravenet ARA, engraver
Victor Marie Picot, engraver
Jean-Marie Delatre, engraver
Bernard Baron, engraver
Sam. Phillips, engraver
Gérard Scotin, engraver
Charles Grignion, engraver
Luke Sullivan, engraver
C. Mostey, engraver
Se. Cave, engraver
Francois Antoine Aveline, engraver
William Woollett, engraver
James Basire the elder, engraver
Francesco Bartolozzi RA, engraver
John Keyse Sherwin, engraver
Joseph Haynes, engraver
A. Fogg, engraver
William Nutter, engraver
William Satchwell Leney, engraver
J. Sympson Jun., engraver
Mrs. M. B. Booth, previous owner, donor
Baldwin and Cradock (London), publisher