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Creator:
John Thomas Smith, 1766–1833, British
Title:
Hogarth Having Been Followed by Barry and a Friend was Caught Backing a Boy to Fight Purposely to Catch His Fearful Countenance
Date:
1817
Medium:
Pen and black ink, gray wash, and graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 7/8 × 9 11/16 inches (32.7 × 24.6 cm) and Image: 7 5/16 × 5 1/4 inches (18.6 × 13.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, center: "No 19 | Hogarth having been followed by | Barry and a friend was caught | backing a boy to fight-purposely | to catch his fearful countenance"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.3.807
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
boys | depiction | fighting | genre subject | men
Associated People:
William Hogarth
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Publications:
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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. 127,131,150, fig. 24, 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)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:12538
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