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Image ID:
lwlpr22448
Creator:
Sullivan, Luke, 1705-1771, printmaker.
Title:
[Satire on false perspective] W. Hogarth inv. et delin. ; L. Sullivan sculp.
Edition:
[1st state].
Published:
[London] : [John Joshua Kirby?], [February 1754]
Description:
1 print : etching with engraving, on laid paper ; sheet 223 x 182 mm.
Notes:
Title, state, and date from Paulson. | Sheet trimmed to plate mark. | Etched above image; "Frontispiece." | Caption below image: "Whoever makes a design without the knowledge of perspective will be liable to such absurdities as are shown in this frontispiece."
Reference:
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 3, no. 3254 | Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (3rd ed.), 232 | Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (1st ed.), 239
Summary:
"Frontispiece to Joshua Kirby, Dr Brooke Taylor's Method of Perspective made easy; a rural scene with a number of absurdities caused by perspectival errors, for instance, an angler in the foreground catches a fish in the middle distance, an inn sign is partly obscured by trees that are growing on the other side of a river, a woman leans from a window to light the pipe of a man on a distant hill."--British Museum online catalogue.
Subjects:
  •  Kirby, John Joshua, 1716-1774.
  • Perspective.
  • Art.
  • Boats.
  • Carts & wagons.
  • Churches.
  • Cows.
  • Fishing.
  • Sheep.
  • Signs (Notices)
  • Swans.
  • Taverns (Inns)
  • Villages.
  • Form / Genre:
  •  Engravings - England - London - 1754.
  • Satires (Visual works) - England - 1754.
  • Frontispieces.
  • Also Listed Under:
  •  Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, artist.
  • Link to Orbis Record:
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