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Columbus Breaking the Egg

18th century
163 x 193 mm (6.4 x 7.6 in.)

William Hogarth, British (English), (1697–1764)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching and mezzotint on laid paper
State: Second of two states
Print impression quality: Good
Edition: First printed in April 1752. This second state dated December 1, 1753 was issued originally as a receipt for Hogarth's book Analysis of Beauty, 1753.
Bibliography: Paulson 194 ii/ii.
Credit Line: Purchase funds, 1962
Accession Number: 1962.41.4

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