Artist: HOGARTH, Wiliam.Engraved by COOK, T.
The Beggars Opera. A Just View of the British Stage, or Three Heads are Better than One.
The Beggar’s Opera is a scene from John Gay’s popular farce, which emphasized Hogarth’s prevailing interests: his involvement with the theatre and with down-to-earth, comic subjects. A Just View of the British Stage or Three Heads are Better than One is a satirical view of the management of British plays and mocks the subjects as degenerate.
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Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Very good condition. Some staining to outer margins, not affecting image. Size: 28 x 47.5 cm. (11 x 18 inches)