C Mosley after William Hogarth – A Speech made by His Grace the Lord Archbishop of York…
A rare engraved headed speech, the main title continues; At Presenting an Association, Enter’d into at the Castle of York, Sept. the 24th. 1745.
Below the image beside the engravers name is the price 1s (and 6 has been added in a contemporary hand).
William Hogarth, (born November 10, 1697, London, England—died October 26, 1764, London). The first great English-born artist to attract admiration abroad. Best known for his MORAL and satirical engravings and paintings—e.g., A Rake’s Progress (eight scenes,1733).
His attempts to build a reputation as a history painter and portraitist, however, met with financial disappointment. His aesthetic theories had more influence in Romantic literature than in painting.