WILLIAM HOGARTH Invasion of England
Inscription below image of production details: Engraved by C. Armstrong, from the Original by Hogarth.
William Hogarth FRSA ( 1697-1764) English painter, pictorial satirist, social critic, cartoonist etc.
It depicts an interesting scene of supposed preparations for France's weak and emaciated, skeletal even, army to invade England. (highlighting Hogarth's contempt for France) and the alehouse sign reading 'Meagre Soup at the Royal Comb' points this up. There is also an officer roasting four frogs on his sword. A further soldier carries a banner which reads 'Vengeance with the good beer and good beef of England'. There is also a portly monk (obviously the church folk won't be hungry), and he carries plans for a monastery to be built at Blackfriars.
This is an original print from engraving as the date states, and not a later reproduction.
Printmaking Method: Steel Engraving.
Provenance: The Works of William Hogarth by Rev. John Trusler; Published by E. T. Brain &Co. 88 Fleet Street, London. circa 1850.
Suitable for framing. The print measures overall approximately 270 x 200 mm (or 10.5 x 8 inches) with good borders. There is some age yellowing possibly with some spotting - please check the larger picture for condition.This item will be shipped flat in a board backed envelope, and protected inside that envelope by a plastic sleeve.
Info. The term "an original print" is a pictorial image made in a manner which allows it to be multiplied, and originating from the date stated. This includes examples of various methods of printmaking including engravings, etchings, woodcuts etc. Many prints would have been originally bound in a book at some time.
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