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Antique Print, William Hogarth, the Trial of Bambridge, 1803, Period Frame

Ref: LA165708

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Description

This print was engraved by Thomas Cook in c1803, after painting which William Hogarth painted in 1728. The original painting is lost, but other versions painted by Hogarth are in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge and the National Portrait Gallery.

This impression is on wove paper, and is from the 1837 edition of Hogarth's Works published by Baldwin Cradock & Joy. This was the last edition of Hogarth printed from original plates, which included some works after Hogarth such as this one. The frame is a "Hogarth" frame of the late 18th or early 19th century, with gesso moulding on a pine base.

Thomas Bambridge was the Warden of the Fleet Prison in 1728, and following complaints about the state of the prison, a Committee of the House of Commons examined Bambridge at the Fleet prison several times. Subsequently Bambridge was tried and acquitted of the murder of one of the prison inmates.

The full title of this print is "BAMBRIDGE ON TRIAL FOR MURDER BY A COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS|Engraved by T Cook from an Original Painting by Wm. Hogarth in the possession of Mr. Ray. Published June 1st. 1803, by G. & J. Robinson, Paternoster Row, London." The title is inaccurate however, because the painting actually shows the earlier examination of Bambridge at the prison,not his trial.

Hogarth, only 31 years old and still at the start of his career in 1728, was deeply affected by the scandal of conditions at the Fleet prison, his own father having been an inmate there. His painting shows deep emotion which is captured admirably by Cook. On the left can be seen the figure of Bambridge, squirming while various dreadful instruments are demonstrated to the Committee. The painting is also clearly of great historical value for the portraiture of the Committee members.

Thomas Cook was a remarkable engraver, best know for having copied the complete engraved work of Hogarth, to which he devoted the years 1795–1803, and which was published in 1806 under the title of ‘Hogarth Restored.’ This is a very valuable collection, as many of Hogarth's prints were of great rarity, and had not been made public before.


Measurements

Frame 70 x 59 cm, print inside mount 55 x 44 cm (22 x 17 inches approx)

Declaration

Chester's Farm Antiques has clarified that the Antique Print, William Hogarth, the Trial of Bambridge, 1803, Period Frame (LA165708) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1803.

Condition

Print in excellent condition, mount new, period farm in good antique condition with some minor losses and gilt dulled with age.

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Delivery

Please add the following to the price for delivery: UK: £12 EUrope: £18 Outside Europe: £28 PLEASE NOTE: FOR NON-UK BUYERS WE PROPOSE TO REMOVE THE GLASS FROM THE FRAME, AND THIS IS AN OPTION ALSO FOR UK BUYERS. WE CANNOT GIVE REFUNDS FOR BROKEN GLASS, AS WE CAN NOT INSURE AGAINST IT ALTHOUGH WE DO PACK CAREFULLY. WE CAN REPLACE THE GLASS WITH ACRYLIC FOR A FURTHER £20.

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