Blake, William. Separate Plate of "The Beggar's Opera" in The Works Of William Hogarth.

London: Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, 1822. Oblong large folio, finely colored by a skilled hand probably in the early 19th century. Comparison of the coloring with Hogarth’s paintings shows a familiarity with his palate. A few tears and repairs in the margins not affecting the image, recently cleaned and restored. Matted. Blake’s one plate was first included in Hogarth’s Works 1790 and is here present in the fourth state (of seven), and beautifully colored . No other colored example is known though when and by whom it was colored is conjectural. Bentley, BB, 475 I. Essick, William Blake’s Commercial Book Illustrations, XX (Item Id: 108728)

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