William Hogarth - «Four Heads from the Cartoons»
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.
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"William Hogarth - «Four Heads from the Cartoons»", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2013. Consulté le 30/11/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/arts/peinture/william-hogarth-four-heads-from-the-cartoons