Chester's Farm Antiques
Chester's Farm Antiques is located in Nottingham, United Kingdom
William Hogath original print, The Bruiser, engraved 1763, early 19th century impression
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This is one of the most iconic of William Hogarth's prints. To make it, Hogarth took a copper plate which he had engraved and published in 1749, a self portrait with his dog Trump, and reworked it substantially. The print is a satirical and brutal dig at Charles Churchill, a poet and a friend of the radical politician John Wilkes. Wilkes has attacked Hogarth in his journal The North Briton, and Hogarth has responded by issuing a less than flattering caricature of Wilkes. Churchill entered the fray with a withering attack on Hogarth in an open letter and this print was Hogarth's response. The slovenly bear with tattered band and a mug of beer in his hand is Churchill, and Hogarth's dog is pissing on a copy of Churchill's letter. For other details of the print and its significance, see Paulson, Hogarth's Graphic Works, 1989, pages 183-185. This is an excellent and clean impression from the edition of Hogarth's prints published in c1837 by Baldwin Cradock and Joy.
Measurements above include the mount - the print to the platemark is 28.5 x 38.5 cm (11 x 15 inches).
Chester's Farm Antiques has clarified that the William Hogath original print, The Bruiser, engraved 1763, early 19th century impression (LA319786) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1837
Excellent condition in new mount
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This William Hogath original print, The Bruiser, engraved 1763, early 19th century impression is located in Nottingham, United Kingdom