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Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery William Hunter Collections:
GLAHA 17091


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GLAHM 17091: 'Columbus Breaking the Egg' (subscription ticket for 'The Analysis of Beauty' 1750 - click to view larger image

"Columbus Breaking the Egg" (subscription ticket for "The Analysis of Beauty" 1750

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CRE HOGARTH, William; (English; 1697-1764)


Materials:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
22.5 x 19.0
Frame:
RH
Marks:
"Rec'd Augt II : 1752 of William Hunter / five shillings being the first Payment for a short Tract in quarto / call'd the Analysis of Beauty : wherin forms are consider'd in a new / light, to which will be added two explanatory Prints serious and / Comical. Engraved on large copper Plates fit to frame for Furniture. / N. B. The price will be rais'd after the Subscription is over". Signed in ink: "WIlliam Hogarth"
References:
194 PAULSON, Ronald 1989 Hogarth's Graphic Works, Third Revised Edition, London, The Print Room, 1989
Notes:
From the founder, William Hunter's collection. In fact it is our earliest document linking Hunter with the leading British painter of the time, William Hogarth. On 11 August 1752 Hunter subscribed to Hogarth's aesthetic treatise, The Analysis of Beauty, which was published in 1753. Hunter went on to acquire an important collection of Hogarth's engravings. In Hunter's circle there were several men through whom he could have met Hogarth. Hunter was a close friend of Henry Fielding whose novel Joseph Andrews (1742) makes flattering references to the painter. Certainly Hunter knew Hogarth through the St Martin's Lane Academy, at which he gave lectures in anatomy from about the time of the publication of the Analysis.
Keywords:
SUBSCRIPTION : TREATISE ON AESTHETICS : DOG : TABLE : HUNTER 2007 :

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