M.r Garrick in the Character of Richard the III.d.Shakespear. Act 5. Scene 7.
[London: Robert Sayer, 1767.]
Engraving with large margins 250 x 350mm, 9¾ x 13¾".
Hograth's famous portrait of the actor David Garrick as Richard III prior to the battle of Bosworth Field, rowsed from sleep by dreams of the ghosts of those he has murdered, realising that he is alone in the world and about to die. After Hogarth's death in 1764 his widow Jane petitioned Parliament for extra copyright and was granted an additional twenty years of exclusivity. However she gave the London publisher Robert Sayer permission to publish 'Les Satyres de Guillaume Hogarth Oeuvre Moral et Comique'. This series, containing smaller versions of Hogarth's satires, is one of the earliest authorized collections of Hogarth's work.
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