The Laughing Audience (Bill of Sale)
William Hogarth, English, 1697 - 1764
Etching on laid paper
Sheet: 9 × 6 1/2 in. (22.9 × 16.5 cm)
Frame: 19 1/8 × 15 3/4 in. (48.6 × 40 cm)
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Hamilton Gibson, Class of 1897
Place Made: England, United Kingdom, Europe
Not on view
Inscribed, in plate and in ink, lower edge: Rec.d 14th of April 1745 from Mr. Campbell Half a Guinea being the first Payment for Nine Prints, 8 of Which Represent a Rakes Progress & the 9th a Fair, Which I Promise to Deliver when finish'd on Receiving one Guinea more, the Print of the Fair being Deliver'd at the time of Subscribing. NB: the Rakes alone will be two Guineas after the time of Subscribing; signed, in ink, lower right: WD Hogarth
ENGL 20, Age of Satire, Alysia Garrison, Winter 2014
ENGL 22, Rise of the Novel, Alysia Garrison, Spring 2019
18th Century English Graphics, Lower Jewett Corridor, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 29-December 10, 1978.
European Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 30, 2008-March 8, 2009.
Funny Faces: Selected Satirical Prints and Caricatures from the Permanent Collection, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 1-November 2, 1991 (in conjunction with an interdisciplinary conference, The Faces of Physiognomy, in honor off the 250th anniversary of Lavater's birth. Conference organized by the German Department of Dartmouth College. Exhibition organized by Katherine W. Hart
Hogarth and 18th Century Print Culture, Mary and Leigh Block Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, April 17-June 22, 1997.
Pictur'd Morals: Prints by William Hogarth, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 16-October 26, 1997.
The Image Impressesd, Lower Jewett Corridor, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College,Hanover, New Hampshire, January 25-July 31, 1985.
Katherine Hart, Physiognomy and the Art of Caricature, essay in Ellis Shookman, editor, The Face of Physiognomy: Interdiciplinary Approaches to Johann Caspar Lavater, Columbia: Camden House, Inc., 1993, pp. 125-138, ill. p. 132
Bernadette Fort and Angela Rosenthal, eds., The Other Hogarth: The Aesthetics of Difference, Princeton, New Jersey and Oxfordshire, England: Princeton University Press, 2001, 320 pp., ill. p. 130, Fig. 46.
T. Barton Thurber, European Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2008, pp. 166-167, ill. p.166, no. 99.
Hamilton Gibson; given to present collection, 1955.
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