Pierce Egan.Author Of The Original Works Of Life In London, Tom & Jerry, Life of an Actor, Trip to Ascot Races, Boxiana, Show Folks, Walks through Bath. Book Of Sports, &c.&c. and Life In Dublin, produced at the Theatre Royal, Hawkins Street, Dublin, on Tuesday, Feby. 18, 1834, with the most decided success.
Printed for Pierce Egan, Junr. June 1st. 1832, 4. Paget Place, Waterloo Road, London.
Mezzotint, 360 x 255mm. Occasional spoting, largely to margins.
A very scarce portrait of Pierce Egan the elder (1772 - 1849), author of ‘Life of London' and other social journals. He wrote first about boxing in his serial publication, 'Boxiana, or Sketches of Ancient and Modern Pugilism' (1813 - 1828). In 1820, he began publication of a monthly journal, Life in London. His articles for that paper were collected in his best-known work, 'Life in London, or The Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn Esq. and his Elegant Friend Corinthian Tom' the following year. These tales of the life of the rich young Regency bucks were among the first instances of journalism covering common life and not high society and political elites. This plate reissued by his novelist son Pierce Egan the younger (1814 - 1880), first published in 1823.
Whitman: 175, II of II. Not in NPG. Not in BM.
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