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The Beggar’s Opera

1790 (restrike printed 1963)
18th/20th century
450 x 582 mm (17.7 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 Rives paper
State: Fourth of four states
Print impression quality: Good; plate is worn
Edition: Restrike by E. Sorini, 10 December 1963
Marks: Signed in plate, lower left: “Painted by Wm Hogarth”; lower right: “Engraved by Wm Blake”
Marks: Watermark: Rives BFK
Bibliography: Russell 71.
Credit Line: Russell T. Limbach Art Laboratory transfer, 1978
Accession Number: 1978.22.1a

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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.]
  • restrikes - Impressions made from a printing surface or a die after the original edition or issue has been completed; refers especially to prints and to coins. [December 1992 descriptor 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: 450 x 582 mm (17.7 x 22.9 in.)

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