[No. 16. The Rake's Progress. Set of six.]
[London: Robert Sayer, 1768.]
Set of 6 engravings with very large margins. Each c. 175 x 280mm (7 x 11"). Paper toned.
Set of six prints from Hogarth's celebrated paintings of the decline of the young heir Tom Rakewell. The paintings are in the Soane Museum. Soon after the death of William Hogarth in 1764, his widow Jane gave the London publisher Robert Sayer permission to publish a collection of her husband's work. Although engraved in a smaller format, Sayer's versions retain all the detail of the original plates.
[Ref: 31468] £360.00