after William Hogarth (British, London 1697–1764 London)
John & Josiah Boydell (London)
John Gay (British, Barnstaple, Devon 1685–1732)
Plate: 18 1/8 x 23 in. (46 x 58.4 cm)
Sheet: 18 3/4 x 23 in. (47.7 x 58.4 cm)
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1932
Not on view
Signature: in plate: "Painted by Wm. Hogarth"; "Engraved by Wm. Blake"
Inscription: "When my hero in court appears, &tc. / From the Original Picture in the Collection of His Grace, the Duke of Leeds / Published July 1, 1790 by J. & J. Boydell, Cheapside & at the Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall"
Essick 1983.LXI; Essick 1991.XX.I; Dobson and Armstrong, p. 225 iv; Russell 1912.371
Austin Dobson, Sir Walter Armstrong William Hogarth. London and New York, 1902, p. 225 iv.
Archibald G. B. Russell Engravings of William Blake. Boston and New York, 1912, cat. no. 371, p. 15.
Ronald Paulson Hogarth's Graphic Works. 2 vols., New Haven, 1970, p. 35.
Robert N. Essick The Separate Plates of William Blake: A Catalogue. Princeton, 1983, cat. no. LXI.
Robert N. Essick William Blake's Commercial Book Illustrations. Oxford, 1991, cat. no. XX.I.