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satirical print / print / frontispiece

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Cc,1.164

  • Description

    Frontispiece to the catalogue of the pictures exhibited by the Society of Artists, at their first exhibition in Spring Gardens; Britannia standing in a rocky landscape, filling a watering can from a fountain with lion's head spout and a bust statue of George III in a niche surmounted by a crown, lettered 'Georgius III Rex. MDCCLXI.'; the watering can pours onto three short trees growing in a clump at right, favouring the one with the trunk labelled 'Architecture' and, to a lesser extent, the tree labelled 'Painting'; the tree 'Sculpture', on slightly lower ground, is not in the line of the spray; second version, re-engraved by Grignion. 1761 Etching and engraving

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  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1761
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 190 millimetres (cropped)
    • Width: 139 millimetres (cropped)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below image with Latin motto: 'Et spes & ratio Studiorum in Cæsare tantum. / Juv.', artists' names and publication line: 'Published according to Act of Parliament May 7. 1761.'; inscribed in pencil on the verso: 'No. 34 2 Prints'
  • Curator's comments

    Grignion's second version of Hogarth's design; for the first version and comment, see Cc,1.163.

  • Bibliography

    • Paulson 1989 236 (second version) bibliographic details
    • Paulson 1965/70 243 (second version) bibliographic details
    • BM Satires 3808 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British Post-binder)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    Cc,1.164

Frontispiece to the catalogue of the pictures exhibited by the Society of Artists at their first exhibition in Spring Gardens; Britannia standing in rocky landscape filling a watering can from a fountain with lion's head spout and bust statue of George III in niche surmounted by crown, lettered 'Georgius III Rex. MDCCLXI.'; the watering can pours onto three short trees growing in a clump at right, favouring the one with the trunk labelled 'Architecture' and, to a lesser extent, the tree labelled 'Painting'; the tree 'Sculpture', on slightly lower ground, is not in the line of the spray; second version, re-engraved by Grignion.  7 May 1761 Etching and engraving

Frontispiece to the catalogue of the pictures exhibited by the Society of Artists at their first exhibition in Spring Gardens; Britannia standing in rocky landscape filling a watering can from a fountain with lion's head spout and bust statue of George III in niche surmounted by crown, lettered 'Georgius III Rex. MDCCLXI.'; the watering can pours onto three short trees growing in a clump at right, favouring the one with the trunk labelled 'Architecture' and, to a lesser extent, the tree labelled 'Painting'; the tree 'Sculpture', on slightly lower ground, is not in the line of the spray; second version, re-engraved by Grignion. 7 May 1761 Etching and engraving

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