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Analysis of beauty, pl. 2

Analysis of beauty, pl. 2

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Title:
Analysis of beauty, pl. 2
Title (alt.) :
Analysis of beauty plate II
Description:
One of two prints issued with Hogarth's treatise "The Analysis of Beauty." A ballroom scene with dancers ranging from elegant to ungainly; in the lower left corner is a pile of tricorne hats; forming a border around the main image are 41 compartments with diagrams relating to the text; the image is numbered throughout. The purpose of this print is to illustrate Hogarth's theories about the movement and shape of the body,
Artist:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764
Publisher:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764
Name on Item:
Designed, Engraved, and Publish'd by Wm. Hogarth
Date:
(c) March 5, 1753
Format:
Prints
Genre:
Etchings
Engravings
Satires (Visual works)
Location:
Boston Public Library
Print Department
Collection (local):
William Hogarth (1697-1764). Prints
Subjects:
Ballroom dancing
Balls (Parties)
Extent:
1 print : etching and engraving ; plate mark 43 x 54 cm
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Publisher:
Wm. Hogarth
Notes (date):
Date from item.
Notes (citation):
Paulson, Ronald. "Hogarth's Graphic Works." The Print Room, 1989, London.
Notes:
Title from catalogue raisonné.
Alternative title from item.
Paulson: 196
Notes (object):
Third state. A sleeping man has been introduced into the chair between two dancers.
Language:
English
Identifier:
18_06_000096
Barcode:
36666003801178