published by Jones & Co, after William Hogarth Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 1820s? (mid 18th century)
11 3/8 in. x 8 5/8 in. (290 mm x 220 mm) plate size; 12 3/4 in. x 10 1/8 in. (325 mm x 256 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Martin Folkes (1690-1754), Antiquary. Sitter in 20 portraits, Artist associated with 1 portrait.
- William Hogarth (1697-1764), Painter and engraver. Artist associated with 126 portraits, Sitter associated with 19 portraits.
- Jones & Co (active 1820-1841), Publishers. Artist associated with 4 portraits.
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