Record number 05/62
TitleThe Works Of William Hogarth, From The Original Plates Restored By James Heath, Esq. R.A.; With The Addition Of Many Subjects Not Before Collected; To Which Are Prefixed, A Biographical Essay On The Genius and Productions of Hogarth, And Explanations Of The Subjects Of The Plates, By John Nichols, Esq. F.S.A.
ImprintLondon:: Printed For Baldwin And Cradock, Paternoster Row, By G. Woodfall, Angel Court, Skinner Street., (1837?)
Physical Descriptionix, [i], 42 p., frontis. (port.), [115] leaves of pl.; 632 mm.
Content Format Note[Frontis., t.p.] - Biographical Essay ... - Arrangement Of The Plates And Descriptions [listing 115 items] - Explanation Of The Plates - [Plates].
Summary NoteNo publication date is printed on the title page, but one plate ([113]) carries the publisher's imprint of Baldwin and Cradock with the date 1837. Most plates are reprints including their earlier signatures and dates of publication.

Hogarth's engravings made him well-known throughout Europe in the eighteenth century - in Germany G.C. Lichtenberg published an influential series of commentaries on them between 1784 and 1796 - and throughout the nineteenth century they were continually reprinted.
Responsibility NoteThe majority of the plates are signed as drawn or painted and engraved by William Hogarth; but some carry the signatures of other engravers - Benj. Smith (frontis., pl. [105]), Wm. Blake (pl.[18]), Thos. Cook (pl. [20, 36, 37, 88]), Robt. Dodd (pl. [22]), Rd. Livesey (pl. [23b]), Ravenet and Picot (pl. [41]), Ravenet and Delatre (pl. [42]), B. Baron (pl. [45, 51, 54, 55]), Sam. Phillips (pl. [50]), G. Scotin (pl. [53, 58]), S. Ravenet (pl. [56]), R.F. Ravenet (pl. [57]), C. Grignion (pl. [59, 85]), Luke Sullivan (pl. [69, 80, 97a]), C. Mostey (pl. 70]), Se. Cave (pl. [86]), F. Aviline (pl. [87]), Wm. Woollett (pl. [96]), James Basire (pl. [98b]), F. Bartolozzi (pl. [106]), J.K. Sherwin (pl. [107]), Josh. Haynes (pl. [108, 111a, b]), A. Fogg (pl. [109]), W. Nutter (pl. [110]), Leney (pl. [113]), J. Sympson jun. (pl. [114c]).

Many carry Hogarth's imprint as publisher; some carry publisher's imprints of J. & J. Boydell, G. & J. Robinson, Rd. Livesay, John Boydell, Jane Hogarth or Mrs Hogarth, Thos. Cook, E. Harding, R. Cribb.
SubjectPaintings, British - Engravings, British - Great Britain - London - History - 18th century
Great Britain - Social life and customs - History - Social history - 18th century
Satire - Narrative art - Great Britain - 18th century
Catalogues - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century
Name as Subject Hogarth, William, 1697 - 1764
ReferencesR. Paulson, Hogarth's graphic works (3rd. ed. 1989). G.E. Bentley, Blake books (1977), no. 475; F. Antal, Hogarth and his place in European art (1962).

On James Heath ARA see J. Heath, The Heath Family Engravers 1779-1878 (2 v., 1993).
Binding Note19th-century half brown morocco, marbled-papered boards, upper cover carrying red morocco label with gilt border lettered 'The Original Works Of Hogarth'; gilt-decorated spine, brown morocco spine-label lettered 'Works Of Hogarth'.
ProvenancePresented by Mrs. M. B. Booth in 1947 (accessioned 30 May 1947, RA Library Accessions Register, 1928-49; gift recorded 'Librarian's Report', RA Annual Report for 1947, p. 34).
Contributors Hogarth, William, 1697 - 1764, source artist, draughtsman, engraver
Heath, James, A.R.A., 1757 - 1834
Nichols, John, 1745 - 1826
Woodfall, George, 1767 - 1844, printer
Smith, Benjamin, before 1787 - 1833, engraver
Blake, William, 1757 - 1827, engraver
Cook, Thomas, 1744 - 1818, engraver
Dodd, Robert, 1748 - 1815, engraver
Livesay, Richard, 1750 - 1826, engraver
Ravenet, Simon François, A.R.A., 1706 - 1774, engraver
Picot, Victor Marie, 1744 - 1805, engraver
Delatre, Jean-Marie, 1746 - 1840, engraver
Baron, Bernard, 1696 - 1762, engraver
Phillips, Sam., engraver
Scotin, Gérard, 1643 - 1715, engraver
Grignion, Charles, 1721 - 1810, engraver
Sullivan, Luke, 1705? - 1771, engraver
Mostey, C., engraver
Cave, Se., engraver
Aveline, Francois Antoine, 1727 - 1780, engraver
Woollett, William, 1735 - 1785, engraver
Basire, James, the elder, 1730 - 1802, engraver
Bartolozzi, Francesco, R.A., 1727 - 1815, engraver
Sherwin, John Keyse, 1751 - 1790, engraver
Haynes, Joseph, 1760 - 1829, engraver
Fogg, A., engraver
Nutter, William, 1759? - 1802, engraver
Leney, William Satchwell, 1769 - 1831, engraver
Sympson, J., Jun., engraver
Booth, M. B., fl. ca. 1947, previous owner, donor
Baldwin and Cradock (London). publisher
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