Artist: HOGARTH, Wiliam.Engraved by COOK, T.
The Laughing Audience. The Rehersal of the Oratorio of Judith. An emblematic print on the South Sea.
Three print on one plate. The South Sea print by Hogarth was an allegorical attack on a wave of disastrous financial speculation that had just swept England. The Laughing Audience was originally created as a subscription ticket to the large William Hogarth engraving, Southwark Fair and to his series, A Rake’s Progress. The Rehersal of the Oratorio was originally created as a subscription ticket to the Midnight Modern Conversation.
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Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Very good condition. Size: 34 x 46 cm. (13 x 18 inches)