S is for Satirist
By HOGARTH, William, 1751
[Boys Peeping at Nature]
- Author: HOGARTH, William
- Publication place: [London
- Publication date: 1751]
- Physical description: Engraved subscription ticket with etched vignette, on laid paper
- Dimensions: (sheet) 180 by 230mm (7 by 9 inches); (plate) 155 by 130mm (6 by 5 inches).
- Inventory reference: 17705
The ticket reads: “Receiv’d […] of […] 5 Shillings being the first Payment for two large Prints one representing Moses brought to Pharoah’s Daughter, The other St. Paul before Felix. wch. I Promise to Deliver when finish’d, on Receiving 5 Shillings more./N.B. They will be Seven and Six Pence each Print, after the time of subscribing”.
William Hogarth (1697–1764), the celebrated satirical artist and printmaker, and a number of series of engravings on moral subjects, including, most famously, ‘The Harlot’s Progress’ (1732), and ‘The Rake’s Progress’ (1735).
- BM Satires, ‘Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum’, 1943
- BM 1857, 0509.18
- Paulson ‘Hogarth’s Graphic Works’, 1989