Beggar's Opera, Act III.

Method Copper engraving
Artist William Blake after William Hogarth
Published Publish'd July 1st, 1790, by J. & J. Boydell, Cheapside & at the Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall London.
Dimensions Image 396 x 534 mm, Sheet 472 x 652 mm
Notes This is the largest and finest of Blake's reproductive prints and is regarded as the high point in Blake's career as a commercial engraver. The print was commissioned by John Boydell around 1788 after Hogarth's painting of a performance of John Gay's 'The Beggar's Opera', first performed at Lincoln's Inn Fields in 1728.

Insciption below title reads: 'When my hero in court appears, &c. / From the Original Picture in the Collection of His Grace, the Duke of Leeds.'

Essick 1983 LXI, Essick 1991 XX.I

Condition: Excellent dark impression. Trimmed within plate mark along top, with tearing to edge of sheet in upper left corner, not affecting image. Discolouration and creasing to margins, and hole repair to lower left corner of sheet, outside of image.
Framing mounted
Price £900.00
Stock ID 40241