Thomas Cook after William Hogarth
21 x 17"
A set of four copper plate engraved plates by Thomas Cook after the original paintings of William Hogarth, published in London in 1801.
Thomas Cook (1744-1818) was an accomplished line engraver of caricatures and portraits after his contemporaries and an excellent choice when it came to finding someone capable of reproducing Hogarth's original engravings. The complete set of prints that he produced after Hogarth's much acclaimed satirical work have a merit all of their own and lose none of the wit and detail of the original plates. He studied under the French engraver Ravenet and was employed by John Boydell, both of whom had worked closely with Hogarth during his lifetime and both of whom would have guided him through this Herculean task.
£1200 Set of 4