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Time Smoking a Picture
Time Smoking a Picture
Artist:
Date:
1761
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Etching And Mezzotint
Dimensions:
24.3 x 18.2 cm (image)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1963.30.30672
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

Winged nude father time smoking before a large picture on an easel; his scythe having pierced it; he sits on statue, a pot of varnish beside easel.
Portrait of long faced man wearing cloak. Base of portrait features emblem with four dragons and a crown. (Sarah Ladipo 10/03/94)
Second state of the plate. The first state with inscription was intended as a subscription ticket to an engraving of Hogarth's 'Sigismunda'. The engraving was never made.