Darvill's Rare Prints, fine antique prints and rare maps since 1918! Darvill's Rare Prints, fine antique prints and rare maps since 1918!
Antique prints from Darvill's since 1918 About Darvill's Rare Prints
Rare Maps and Charts Limited edition prints from Alaska's most famous artist Rie Munoz Darvill's Rare Prints homepage Sorry, we do not perform appraisals and we do not buy from unsolicited sources.

William Hogarth original engraving and etchings



   Darvill's Rare Prints has an extensive collection of original William Hogarth engravings. These engravings are principally from "The Works of William Hogarth" as published by Baldwin, Cradock and Joy in 1822 with the original plates restored by James Heath, engraver to His Majesty.

   The Heath edition was the last to print directly from Hogarth's original engraved plates. All 'Hogarth' prints appearing after this date are merely copies of these original graphic works of art.

   We also have a large selection of Thomas Cook engravings after William Hogarth's paintings.

   These engravings were executed and published by Cook between 1796-1803. They are the same size as Hogarth's original engravings, but are not from Hogarth's plates. Thus, they are earlier engravings than the Heath edition, but they are Cook's interpretation of Hogarth's works.

    We do have several 18th century Hogarth prints that are not from either Heath or Cook, but most likely are original engravings published by Hogarth himself during his lifetime, or shortly after his death.

Darvill's Rare Prints has been selling fine antique prints since 1918.
We only sell original antique engravings and etchings. We never sell modern reproductions of any kind.


Legend:

COOK (1796-1803)
LAURIE/WHITTLE (1797)
HEATH (1822)
MACKENZIE (1870)
OTHER

CLICK ON THE TITLE OF THE PRINT FOR AVAILABILITY AND TO PURCHASE

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.

  PLATE #
TITLE
(click on link for more info and to purchase)
EDITION
1
Portrait of Hogarth with his Dog Trump

(also miscellaneous portraits, Hogarth-related prints)
COOK, HEATH, OTHER
2
HEATH, MACKENZIE
3-8
HEATH, MACKENZIE
9
COOK, HEATH, MACKENZIE
10

HEATH, MACKENZIE

11
HEATH, MACKENZIE
12-18
Hudibras (12 plates)
COOK, HEATH, LAURIE/WHITTLE, MACKENZIE
19
HEATH
20
HEATH, COOK, MACKENZIE
21
Examination of Bambridge (Bambridge on Trial for Murder by a Committee of the House of Commons)
COOK, HEATH, MACKENZIE, OTHER
22
HEATH, OTHER, MACKENZIE
23
HEATH
24
COOK, HEATH, LAURIE/WHITTLE, MACKENZIE
25
HEATH, LAURIE/WHITTLE, MACKENZIE
26
HEATH, COOK, MACKENZIE
27
A Midnight Modern Conversation
[A Modern Midnight Conversation]
HEATH
28
HEATH, MACKENZIE
29-36

A Rake's Progress (8 plates)

LIFETIME HOGARTH,
COOK, HEATH, MACKENZIE
37
COOK, HEATH, MACKENZIE
38
Sancho's Feast (Sancho at the Feast starved by his Physician)
COOK, HEATH, MACKENZIE
39
HEATH, COOK, LAURIE/WHITTLE, MACKENZIE
40
LAURIE/WHITTLE, HEATH
41
COOK, HEATH, OTHER
42
HEATH, MACKENZIE
43
HEATH, MACKENZIE
43[A]
MACKENZIE
43[B]
MACKENZIE
44
HEATH, MACKENZIE
45
46
47
48
HEATH, COOK
49
HEATH
50
COOK, HEATH, MACKENZIE
51
HEATH
52
HEATH, MACKENZIE
53
COOK, HEATH, LAURIE/WHITTLE, MACKENZIE
54-59
HEATH, MACKENZIE
60
HEATH, MACKENZIE
60 [A]
LAURIE/WHITTLE
61
COOK, HEATH, HOGARTH/LAURIE, MACKENZIE
62-68
COOK, HEATH, LAURIE/WHITTLE, MACKENZIE, OTHER
69

Distant View of Mr. Ranby's House at Chiswick
Hymen and Cupid
A Country Inn Yard


A Country Inn Yard (on same plate with "The Times", plate 1 - Cook) also separate plate from Hogarth/Laurie

COOK, HEATH , LAURIE/WHITTLE, MACKENZIE
70
COOK, HEATH, MACKENZIE
71
HEATH, LAURIE/WHITTLE, MACKENZIE
72
HEATH
73
HEATH
74
HEATH, MACKENZIE
75
HEATH, MACKENZIE
76
HEATH, MACKENZIE
77
HEATH, MACKENZIE
78
COOK, HEATH, LAURIE/WHITTLE, MACKENZIE
79
HEATH, MACKENZIE
80
HEATH, LAURIE/WHITTLE
81
HEATH, LAURIE/WHITTLE, MACKENZIE
82
Columbus breaking the Egg (see plate 39 for Cook ed.)
Receipt for the Election Prints (Crowns, Mitres, Maces, &c.)
HEATH, MACKENZIE
83,84
Analysis of Beauty (2 plates)
COOK, HEATH, MACKENZIE
85-88
Polling (Plate III)
COOK, HEATH, MACKENZIE, OTHER
89
Some Principal Inhabitants of the Moon
(see plate 11 for Cook and Mackenzie)
Masquerade Ticket
HEATH, COOK, MACKENZIE
89A
HEATH, MACKENZIE
90-91
The Invasion: England and France (set of 2)
See individual plates below
COOK, HEATH, MACKENZIE
90
COOK, HEATH, MACKENZIE
91
COOK, HEATH, MACKENZIE, OTHER
92
HEATH, LAURIE/WHITTLE, MACKENZIE
92B
Five Orders of Perriwigs
(see 92 above as well)
COOK, HEATH, LAURIE/WHITTLE, MACKENZIE
93
HEATH, MACKENZIE
94-96
HEATH, MACKENZIE
97
HEATH, MACKENZIE
98

COOK, HEATH, MACKENZIE

99
COOK, HEATH, MACKENZIE
100
HEATH, MACKENZIE
101
HEATH, LAURIE/WHITTLE, MACKENZIE
102
COOK, HEATH, MACKENZIE
103
COOK, HEATH, MACKENZIE
104
COOK, HEATH, MACKENZIE
105
HEATH, MACKENZIE
106
HEATH, MACKENZIE
107
HEATH
108
HEATH, JANE HOGARTH (1775)
109
HEATH, MACKENZIE
110
HEATH, MACKENZIE
111
HEATH, MACKENZIE
111[A]
MACKENZIE
111[B]
MACKENZIE
112
HEATH
113
HEATH, MACKENZIE
114
HEATH
114[A]
Before and After (2 plate set on 2 sheets)
HEATH
115
HEATH, LAURIE/WHITTLE, MACKENZIE
115[A]
MACKENZIE
115[B]
MACKENZIE
115[C]
MACKENZIE
115[D]
MACKENZIE
116
FINIS – The Bathos (Tail Piece / The Bathos, or Manner of Sinking, in Sublime Paintings, inscribed to the Dealers in Dark Pictures
(Hogarth's last graphic work)
COOK, HEATH, LAURIE/WHITTLE, MACKENZIE
N/A
OTHER (Wheatley)

Thousands more humor and satire antique prints here