Richard Earlom after William Hogarth
Marriage à la Mode
30.5 x 25.5 inches
A scarce set of six, large-scale, mezzotint engravings of Hogarth's famous satirical series, published in London by J. and J. Boydell in 1800.
It is rare to find Hogarth's work reproduced in mezzotint and particularly on this scale; almost all of the prints done from his paintings are etched onto copper plates and are consequently linear in tone. Mezzotint lends these familiar images a depth and richness not seen in other impressions. Richard Earlom (1743-1822) was a highly skilled exponent of mezzotint and the perfect choice when the publishing firm of Boydell were looking for someone to commission for this prodigious task.
Set of 6