"The Bruiser" by William Hogarth, circa 1763

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"The Bruiser" by William Hogarth, circa 1763

680.00

 

An engraving by William Hogarth entitled "The Bruiser," English, circa 1763 depicting a bear with a mug of beer and dog, a theatrical vignette and books, all of which represent a satirical portrait of the poet Charles Churchill in the character of a Russian Hercules. The story is complex, but this portrait is essentially a cartoon created in opposition to poet Charles Churchill after Churchill had attacked Hogarth for a cartoon directed against Churchill's friend, John Wilkes. It is a wonderful image which we appreciated for the bear, dog and beer imagery, regardless of the context.

Newly, archivally framed in an ebonized wood ripple cut frame with UV-resistant glass.
 

Height: 22 3/4”     Width: 18 3/4”     Depth: 1”
 
$680

 

 

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