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Two copies after Hogarth on one plate.
Above: the Gamble Arms; a garlanded shield with crossed lion's paws supported on scrolls with a woman's head, flanked by two male torsos supporting a lintel with a head of Minerva in a scalloped niche at the centre and baskets of fruit to either side; a scroll below labelled '[blank] Gamble'; after an undated print questionably attributed to Hogarth.
Below: Hogarth's shop-card, 1720; The artist's trade card presenting him as an engraver both of prints and decorative metalwork; frame with a figures in classical dress on either side (on the left a woman, on the right a man drawing) and, above, putti holding a print and a vase; lettered in the centre 'Wm: Hogarth Engraver Cranbourn Alley' and in a plaque in the base of the frame 'Aprill ye: 2 1720.'.
Proof before publication line. 1786
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Height: 67 millimetres (image, Gamble arms)
Height: 72 millimetres (image, shop-card)
Height: 245 millimetres (sheet)
Width: 55 millimetres (image, Gamble arms)
Width: 105 millimetres (image, shop-card)
Width: 201 millimetres (sheet)
- Curator's comments
- See Cc,1.5 for state with publication line.
The plate was later used as two separate illustrations to Ireland's 'Graphic Illustrations to Hogarth' (1794-99), for details of which see Cc,2.257.
In the state published in the book, the plate was divided into two. For the Gamble Arms, the first name 'Ellis' is added; however, Paulson suggests the original may have related to Alexander. The state published in the book also differs in that the descriptions below the images are replaced with 'W. Hogarth del.t / Sam. Ireland ft.' See Cc,1.4 for this state. For Hogarth's shop-card, the inscription was changed and the artists' names were added. See Cc,1.1 for this state.
The lettering in Hogarth's trade-card is re-engraved with his name in capitals, as 'W. Hogarth / Engraver'.
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