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William Hogarth was an English painter and printmaker who poignantly commented the English society of the eighteenth century with biting satire. The career and life of Hogarth were as unusual as his prints.

William was born as the son of a shopkeeper (his mother) and a schoolmaster and publisher. The youth of William was overshadowed by the chronic financial problems of his father, who was even imprisoned because of his debts. This humiliating experience formed Hogarth for the rest of his life.

Hogarth started an apprenticeship as a silversmith in 1714, but never finished it. He then tried his luck as an independent engraver for copper plates. His early commissions were for cards, book illustrations and single prints. In 1720, he registered at the John Vanderbank Art Academy. Around 1726 or earlier, he was taught painting by James Thornhill whose daughter he later married. He earned some reputation for theater decoration paintings.

Hogarth experienced his first big financial success with A Harlot's Progress, a series of paintings from which he produced engravings in 1732. Only the engravings survived. The paintings were lost in a fire in 1755.

A Harlot's Progress is a set of 6 prints about the hapless life of a prostitute. It was a completely new kind of genre prints that were referred as moral history subjects.

After the big success of A Harlot's Progress, Hogarth published a male counterpart series, A Rake's Progress - a story in eight plates showing the decline of a promising young man into a life of drinking and immoral behavior.

In 1743, the painting series Marriage à la Mode was completed. It is considered his masterpiece. In Marriage à la Mode Hogarth turned his satire on the follies of the upper classes. The theme of this series is about marriage for money. Although the prints of Marriage à la Mode sold well, the paintings did not. Therefore all prints designed afterwards, were created exclusively as print designs without any painted counterparts.

In 1747 followed the series Industry and Idleness, a moral story of an idle and an industrious apprentice in twelve plates.

In 1753 Hogarth wrote his book The Analysis of Beauty, a wrap-up of his artistic and esthetic principles.

Hogarth was a very controversial and individual character. Driven by a sense for justice, he missed no chance to get into a quarrel with his contemporaries. His most hated enemy was the British politician John Wilkes, whom he had ridiculed in one of his engravings. William Hogarth died on October 26, 1764.

Below is the set of all 6 Hogarth Don Quixote engravings on 3 full folio sheets,
as issued in the 1822 Heath edition.

(click thumbnails to enlarge)

Christom & Marcella
"The Funeral of Chyrstom & Marcella vindicating herself."

"The Curate & Barber disguising themselves to convey Don Quixote Home."

don quixote barber

"The Innkeeper's Wife & Daughter taking Care of Don after being beaten and bruised."

"Don Quixote siezes the Barber's Bason for Mambrino's Helmet"

Don Quixote releases the Galley slaves

"Don Quixote releases the Galley Slaves."

"The unfortunate Knight of the Rock meeting Don Quixote."

Don Quixote
6 Plates on 3 folio sheets (sold as a set, individual plates are below)


Original copperplate engravings
(Heath edition, 1822)

Sheet size: approx. 19 1/4 x 25 1/4 inches
(approx. 49 x 64 cm)

Condition: Excellent with only minor fox marks in outer margins. Please refer to enlargements by clicking on above thumbnail images.


(set of 6 engravings on 3 full folio sheets)

$500



Below is the set of all 6 Hogarth Don Quixote engravings on 3 full folio sheets,
as issued in the 1822 Heath edition.
Don Quixote plates 1 and 2
Don Quixote plates 3 and 4
Don Quixote plates 6 and 6

(click thumbnails to enlarge)

Don Quixote
6 Plates on 3 folio sheets (sold as a set, individual plates are below)

"The Innkeeper's Wife & Daughter taking Care of Don after being beaten and bruised."
"The Funeral of Chyrstom & Marcella vindicating herself."

"The unfortunate Knight of the Rock meeting Don Quixote."
"Don Quixote releases the Galley Slaves."

"The Curate & Barber disguising themselves to convey Don Quixote Home."
"Don Quixote seizes the Barber's Bason for Mambrino's Helmet."


Original copperplate engravings
(Heath edition, 1822)

Sheet size: approx. 19 1/4 x 25 1/4 inches
(approx. 49 x 64 cm)

Condition: Excellent with only minor fox marks in outer margins. Please refer to enlargements by clicking on above thumbnail images.


(set of 6 engravings on 3 full folio sheets)

Please check back, we have another set and will be adding photos in the next couple of days.



INDIVIDUAL SHEETS/PLATES FROM DON QUIXOTE
Don Quixote
(click image to enlarge)

Don Quixote
2 Plates on 1 sheet:
"The Innkeeper's Wife & Daughter taking Care of Don after being beaten and bruised."
"The Funeral of Chyrstom & Marcella vindicating herself."

Original copperplate engraving
(Heath edition, 1822)

Sheet size: approx. 19 1/4 x 25 1/4 inches

Condition: Excellent

$125



Funeral of Chrystom & Marcella

Don Quixote

"The Funeral of Chyrstom & Marcella vindicating herself."

Original copperplate engraving
(Heath edition, 1822)

Sheet size: approx. 7 1/8 x 10 inches

Condition: Excellent, but trimmed to narrow margins

$50



The Innkeeper's Wife & Daughter taking Care of ye Don after being beatern & bruised

Don Quixote

"The Innkeeper's Wife & Daughter taking Care of ye Don after being beatern & bruised"

Original copperplate engraving
(Heath edition, 1822)

Sheet size: approx. 7 1/8 x 9 7/8 inches

Condition: Excellent, but trimmed to narrow margins

$50



Don Quixote seizes the Barber's Bason for Mambrino's Helmet

Don Quixote

"Don Quixote seizes the Barber's Bason for Mambrino's Helmet"

Original copperplate engraving
(Heath edition, 1822)

Sheet size: approx. 7 x 9 5/8 inches

Condition: Excellent, but trimmed to very narrow margins

$50



Don Quixote releases the Galley Slaves

Don Quixote

"Don Quixote releases the Galley Slaves."

Original copperplate engraving
(Heath edition, 1822)

Sheet size: approx. 7 3/8 x 9 5/8 inches

Condition: Excellent, but trimmed to narrow margins

$75



Funeral of Chrystom
(click image to enlarge)

Don Quixote

"The Funeral of Chyrstom & Marcella vindicating herself."

"The Complete Works of William Hogarth"
(Mackenzie, London, 1870)

Sheet size: 8 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches
engraving on steel

Condition: Very Good, aside from a tear to the right margin, extending beyond plate mark but outside of image

(note: entire sheet is too large to scan)

$30


The unfortunate Knight of the Rock meeting Don Quixote
(click image to enlarge)

Don Quixote

"The unfortunate Knight of the Rock meeting Don Quixote."

"The Complete Works of William Hogarth"
(Mackenzie, London, 1870)

Sheet size: 8 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches
engraving on steel

Condition: Excellent—one fox mark in extreme left margin and slight smudge in right margin

(note: entire sheet is too large to scan)

$20


The Curate & Barber disguising themselves to convey Don Quixote Home
(click image to enlarge)

Don Quixote

"The Curate & Barber disguising themselves to convey Don Quixote Home."

"The Complete Works of William Hogarth"
(Mackenzie, London, 1870)

Sheet size: 8 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches
engraving on steel

Condition: Excellent

(note: entire sheet is too large to scan)

$20


The Inn kepers Wife & Daughter taking care of the Don after being beaten and bruised
(click image to enlarge)

Don Quixote

"The Inn keepers Wife & Daughter taking care of the Don
after being beaten and bruised."

"The Complete Works of William Hogarth"
(Mackenzie, London, 1870)

Sheet size: 8 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches
engraving on steel

Condition: Excellent

(note: entire sheet is too large to scan)

$20

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