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A rare lifetime engraving of The Enraged Musician by William Hogarth, 1741, depicting a comic scene of a violinist driven to distraction by the cacophony outside his window.
Ttitled 'THE ENRAGED MUSICIAN' below the image
The Publication line states 'Designed, Engravd & Publish'd by Wm. Hogarth, Novbr the 30th. 1741. According to Act of Parliament - Price 3 Shillings'.
The inclusion of 'Price 3 Shillings' in the publication line indicates that this was published within Hogarth's lifetime - it was removed from later states.
A good, clean impression in excellent condition, framed in the 1960's within a black and gilt frame with green watered silk slip.
Visible paper size 35 1/4cm x 40 3/4cm (59cm x 62cm including frame). Not inspected out of the frame so unsure of size of margin.
This engraving was issued as companion piece to the third state of his print of 'The Distrest Poet'.