[Six plates after Hogarth.]The Destrest Poet. [&] The Enraged Musician. [&] Strolling Actresses Dressing in a Barn. [&] A Country Inn Yard at the Time of an Election. [&] O The Roast Beef of Old England &c. [&] A Representation of the March of the Guards towards Scotland, in the Year 1745.
[London: Robert Sayer, 1768.]
Set of six engraving with very large margins. Each c. 175 x 280mm (7 x 11"). Stitch holes in left margin, slight damp staining also in margins.
Six of Hogarth's social satires, numbered 1 - 6, originally issued stitched. 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.
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