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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?]
Reference
24850i
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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

Publication/Creation

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

Physical description

1 print : engraving

Lettering

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

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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