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The Times by William Hogarth, 1762

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    Collectible museum-grade fine art print, hand-printed in England and individually finished with a monogram emboss. Each sale directly supports the artisan. Listed dimensions include a white border for easy framing.


    In 1762 the burning political issue of the time was ‘peace’. Should Britain, who were attaining victory after victory on battlefields and oceans across the world, bring their great contest for imperial supremacy with the French to an end? King George and his prime minister, Lord Bute, thought so. The war was expensive and to prosecute it indefinitely would likely be ruinous. But their policy for opening negotiations with the French provoked outrage. To popularise the ministry’s position Bute employed the famous artist Hogarth to produce a series of works. This one appeared at the height of the quarrel in September 1762. It shows the king, standing on a plinth, attempting to extinguish a destructive fire. His enemies (principally John Wilkes who sprays the king from a garret window) attempt to hinder him. The print is packed with chaotic political action. – Peter Moore

    Published: September 7th, 1762
    Artist: William Hogarth
    Joshua Barrett
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    Etching with engraving
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    Presented on 310gsm Hahnemühle German Etching®; a traditional mould-made copperplate printing paper, characterised by its extraordinary velvety tactile feel and its fine, clearly defined felt structure.


    "The Times, Plate 1"

    The Times by William Hogarth, 1762
    The Times by William Hogarth, 1762
    The Times by William Hogarth, 1762
    The Times by William Hogarth, 1762


    Part of a Limited Edition collaboration with author Peter Moore

    To mark the release of his new book 'Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness', bestselling historian Peter Moore has worked with us in curating a collection of fine-art prints inspired by the hidden roots of the Declaration of Independence, and has signed an exclusive Ex Libris edition of his book, only available through Unseen Histories.

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