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William Hogarth - Four Heads from the Cartoons


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These Heads were copied from the Cartoons at Hampton Court; and Mr. Walpole, speaking of Sir James Thornhill's attention to these celebrated Pictures, has the following remark; "He made copious studies of the heads, hands, and feet, and intended to publish an exact account of the whole for the use of Students; but his work never appeared."

As this Plate was found among others engraved by Hogarth, it might probably have been one of his early performances. His Widow, in 1781, directed a few impressions to be taken from it; which were sold in Leicester Square.

 

 

 
 
Mise à jour le 27 juin 2014
Créé le 20 juin 2013
ISSN 2107-7029
DGESCO Clé des Langues