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The Beggar's Opera, act III: P.1966-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

The Beggar's Opera, act III
'When my hero in court appears, &c'
The Original works of William Hogarth

Maker(s)

Printmaker: Blake, William
Painter: Hogarth, William (After)
Publisher: Boydell, Josiah
Publisher: Boydell, John

Entities

Categories

Legal notes

Bequest of Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950, transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Place(s) associated

  • London

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

Production date: AD 1790-07

Note

IV/IV.

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of wove paper
Plate Height 456 mm Width 587 mm
Sheet Height 491 mm Width 676 mm

Techniques used in production

Engraving
Etching

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Painted by Wm. Hogarth.
  • Location: Plate lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Engraved by Wm. Blake.
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: BEGGAR'S OPERA, ACT III. / "When my hero in Court appears, &c." / From the Original Picture in the Collection of His Grace the Duke of Leeds.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: Publish'd July 1st 1790 by J. & J. Boydell, Cheapside, & at the Shakspeare Gallery Pall Mall London
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Size of the picture 24 I by 30 I long
  • Location: Plate lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.1966-1991
Primary reference Number: 94705
Essick: LXI
Russell: 71 IV/IV
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 13 January 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 1 February 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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