Robert Dodd after William Hogarth – The Indian Emperor, Or the Conquest of Mexico. Act 4, Scene 4.
Robert Dodd after William Hogarth – The Indian Emperor, Or the Conquest of Mexico. Act 4, Scene 4. A lively and charming view of the children’s production of The Indian Emperor performed c.1735 in the house of John Conduitt (1688-1737), Master of the Mint, numismatist and husband of the niece of Sir Isaac Newton.
On the left the noble audience is composed of the young Duke of Cumberland, 3rd son of George II, the Princesses Mary and Louisa and their attendants, while on the right the child players are the Duke of Leinster, Lady Caroline Lennox, Lady Sophia Fermor and Miss Conduitt.
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.