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Image: Beggar’s Opera, Act III

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Beggar’s Opera, Act III

18th century
452 x 582 mm (17.8 x 22.9 in.)

William Blake, British (English), (1757–1827)
After William Hogarth, British (English), (1697–1764)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching and engraving on wove paper
State: Fourth of four states
Print impression quality: Excellent
Edition: Printed 1801 or later; originally published in July 1790 by John and Josiah Boydell, London. The print was commissioned for Boydell's "Original Works of William Hogarth," 1790
Marks: Signed in plate, lower right: “Wm. Blake”
Marks: Watermark: “1801” watermark
Bibliography: Essick, Blake, p. 252, LXI, iv/iv.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1947
Accession Number: 1947.D1.4

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  • music - The art concerned with the combining of vocal or instrumental sounds in measured time to communicate emotions, ideas, or states of mind, usually according to cultural standards of rhythm, melody, and, in most Western music, harmony. [January 1995 scope note added. December 1991 related term added; related term added.]
  • theater (discipline) - Use for the professionally oriented study of theater, involving training, practice, and study in the processes of doing theater. For the academically oriented study of theater, use "drama." [August 1995 descriptor changed, was "theater". April 1993 related term added.]

  • plate Dimensions: 452 x 582 mm (17.8 x 22.9 in.)

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