William Hogarth. Hymen and Cupid. Engraving 1740, printed 1822.
William Hogarth. Hymen and Cupid. Engraving 1740, printed 1822.
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William Hogarth. Hymen and Cupid. Engraving 1740, printed 1822.

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Artist: William Hogarth (British, 1697 – 1764).
EngraverJames Heath (British,  1757-1834).  Engraver, ARA,responsible for 'strengthening' Hogarth's copperplates for the Baldwin, Cradock and Joy edition, 1822.
TitleHymen and Cupid (after Boccaccio's Decameron).
Titled, Dated, and Signed in plate: Note in pencil "London, 1827" (sic) verso.
Dimensions: Oval 5 7/8" x 7 3/8". Sheet 8" x 9 1/2". 
Edition: 'The Works of William Hogarth from the original plates, restored by James Heath, Esq. RA, with the addition of many subjects not before collected, to which is prefixed a biographical essay ... by John Nichols Esq. FSA', London (Baldwin, Cradock & Joy, Paternoster Row) 1822.
Date: 1822  [but 1826? Hindman auction].

Materials and Techniques: engraving on wove paper.
Provenance:  The Estate of George "Yorgo" Demetrakopoulos; professor, assistant director of the Medieval Institute, and assistant to the dean at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, from 1965-2000.
Condition: Good. The signs of aging are appropriate for the time. A detailed condition report is available on demand.
Art Movements, Periods & Schools: British School XVIII C. British School XIX C.