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Four Heads from the Raphael Cartoons at Hampton Court
Four Heads from the Raphael Cartoons at Hampton Court
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Date:
ca. 1729
Location:
Not on display
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Etching With Aquatint Ground
Dimensions:
21.6 x 35.9 cm (image)
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Europe
Accession Number:
1963.30.30667
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

4 heads; 3 bearded, one clean shaven.
Published by Jane Hogarth in 1781, with the inscription: "Mr Walpole in his Anecdotes of Painting &c Vol.IV p.22 speaking of the Cartoons at Hampton Court, observes that Sir James Thornhill 'having made copious studies of the heads, hands and feet, intended to publish an exact account of the whole, for the use of students: but this work has never appeared'. As the present plate was found among others belonging to the late Mr Hogarth, it is not impossible but that it might have been engraved by him for his father in law Sr James's intended publication."