William HogarthThe Enraged Musician 1741

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Artist
William Hogarth (1697‑1764)
Title
The Enraged Musician
Date 1741
MediumEtching and engraving on paper
Dimensionsimage: 332 x 405 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Transferred from the reference collection 1973
Reference
T01800
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Catalogue entry

T01800 The Enraged Musician 1741

Etching and engraving 332×405 (13 1/16×15 11/16) on paper 465×619 (18 5/16×24 3/8); plate-mark 364×414 (14 5/16×16 1/4)
Writing-engraving ‘THE ENRAGED MUSICIAN.|Design'd, Engrav'd & Publish'd by Wm. Hogarth Novbr. the 30th. 1741. According to Act of Parliament.
Transferred from the reference collection 1973
PROVENANCE Unknown
LITERATURE Paulson 1970, I, pp.184–6, no.158, II, pl.170

The engraving (according to Paulson, this is the third state) is related to a monochrome oil sketch in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, from which however it differs in several details. The print was published as a companion to the ‘Distressed Poet’, the original of which is in the City Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham. When advertising its publication in the press in November 1740, Hogarth promised that the set would be completed with a third engraving on the theme of Painting, but this never materialised… (read more)

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