Auction 130, Lot 832

"Pit Ticket", Hogarth, William

Subject: Miscellany

Period: 1822 (published)

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Color: Black & White

Size:
14.3 x 11.8 inches
36.3 x 30 cm

William Hogarth was an English painter and printmaker whose work forged the cornerstone for English satirical art. This engraving, dubbed the Royal Sport, depicts a crowd gathered round a cock fighting ring. In the center of the composition stands a blind nobleman (Lord Albermarle Bertie) accepting bets from the crowd, which is made up of all segments of society. The action around the ring includes all manner of madness. This print was published by William Heath from the original plate, that is dated 1759. Heath was the last publisher to print directly from the original engraved plates.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $100

Closed on 12/2/2009

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