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Creator:
John Thomas Smith, 1766–1833, British
Title:

Hogarth Making up a Portrait of H. Fielding, for a Bookseller, from the Features of Garrick Who Borrowed One of the Author's Wigs for the Particular Purpose There Being No Genuine Portrait of Him

Part Of:

Collective Title: Drawings to Illusrate the Life of Hogarth

Date:
1817
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, black ink, brown wash, gray wash, and graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 15/16 × 9 3/4 inches (32.9 × 24.8 cm) and Image: 7 3/4 × 5 7/8 inches (19.7 × 14.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, center: "No 15 | Hogarth making up a portrait of H. Fielding, | for a Bookseller, from the features of | Garrick who borrowed one of the Author's | wigs for that particular purpose there | being no genuine portrait of him"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.3.803
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
canvas | genre subject | model | painter
Associated People:
William Hogarth
Garrick, David (1717–1779), actor and playwright
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:12529
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Karen Junod, Writing the lives of painters, biography and artistic identity in Britain 1760-1810 , Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2011, pp. 127,131..., fig. 20, CT21 J85 2011 (YCBA)

Tessa Violet Murdoch, A glimpse of the apprentice William Hogarth engraving his master's shop-bill : the sign of the angel, Silver Studies, vol. 31, 2015, pp. 63-65, V 2571 (YCBA)


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