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Two episodes in Tristram Shandy: (left) four figures smoking and relaxing in Shandy Hall; (right) the baptism of Tristram. Engraving after W. Hogarth.

Hogarth, William, 1697-1764.
Date
[between 1830 and 1839?]

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Description

The left scene shows Hogarth's composition used as frontispiece to vol. 1 of Tristram Shandy, April 1760 (Paulson 233 [240]): on the left Dr Slop is asleep, on the right Corporal Trim reads a sermon on Conscience, and in the background Walter Shandy and Uncle Toby smoke and drink. The right scene shows Hogarth's composition used as frontispiece to vol. 4 of Tristram Shandy, 1761 (Paulson 234 [241]): Walter Shandy, having had trouble with his trousers, arrives too late at the baptism of his son to prevent him being baptised with the name Tristram

Lettering

Frontispiece to Tristram Shandy. engraved from the original of W. Hogarth.

Publication/Creation

London (88 Fleet St.) : E. T. Brain & Co., [between 1830 and 1839?]

Physical description

1 print : engraving

Publications note

R. Paulson, Hogarth's graphic works, 3 ed., London 1989, related to nos 233-234

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 24850i

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  • English


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