Paul before Felix in the Dutch Taste.
[London: Robert Sayer, 1767.]
Engraving, with large margins. 250 x 350mm, 9¾ x 13¾".
A copy of Hogarth's 'burlesqued' version of his own painting, apparently satirising the Dr William King, principal of St Mary Hall, Oxford, who had delivered a notoriously Jacobite oration in the Sheldonian Theatre in 1749. 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.
See Paulson: 191 for the original.
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