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Enthusiam Delineated
Enthusiam Delineated
Artist:
Date:
1760–1762
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Etching And Engraving
Dimensions:
38.2 x 33.1 cm (image); 47.5 x 36.9 cm (sheet)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

John Ireland; George Baker; H.P. Standly; W. Benoni-White; J.R. Joly; C. Fairfax Murray; Sotheby's, sold to Mr Riwell, April 14 1920

Accession Number:
L353.1966
Acquisition Date:
1966-01-01
Credit Line:

California State Library long loan

In a church; Arab and Turk looks through window; preacher thunders; god in one hand, devil in the other; congregation devours images of Christ; one swoons; a dog barks with collar "Whitfield" referencing the Methodist preacher George Whitefield.
Heavily annotated in pen and ink in lower margin and on sheet, including small pen sketch at top right of the Virgin Mary placing the infant Christ in the hopper of a mill. Further annotations on a separate sheet pasted to bottom of mount: in the hand of John Ireland "Hogarth's original print of Enthusiasm Delineated, of which are only two impressions", and in the hand of George Baker "The above is the handwriting of Mr. John Ireland - it was pasted by him on the Back of the Frame which contained this curious print. June 1813. GB".
The only known other impression of this plate, with very similar annotations, is in the British Museum - Reg. No. 1858,0417.582