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WILLIAM HOGARTH BOOKPLATE - COPPER ETCHING - ORIGINAL .

  • £30000


A BOOKPLATE OF GREAT RARITY, AND DESERVEDLY FAMOUS, FOR JOHN HOLLAND (ANONYMOUS), BY WILLIAM HOGARTH ( 1697  1764 ).  IT IS ONE OF THE TWO UN-DOUBTED BOOKPLATES BY HOGARTH ( THE OTHER BEING FOR GEORGE LAMBART). THERE IS POSSIBLY ONE OTHER.

THIS IS THE RARE FIRST STATE WITH SEVEN FLEUR-DE-LIS ON THE SHIELD AND HAS BEEN HAND WRITTEN BY THE OWNER "JOHN HOLLAND NO. 54" . THE VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM IMPRESSION HAS A SIMILAR INSCRIPTION WHICH INDICATES THAT HOLLAND NUMBERED SOME OF HIS BOOKS.

COPPER ETCHING     -     C3.  

FRANKS : 15102.  

PLEASE NOTE THE VERY HIGH DEFINITION SCAN OF THE IMAGE .

CONDITION   :   USED IN COLLECTOR'S ALBUM   -   AND   -   VERY GOOD.

IMAGE SIZE  116mm  x  103mm.

DATE   :    1720  -  1735 . 

I PURCHASED THIS DIRECT FROM JAMES LEY WILSON SEVERAL YEARS BEFORE HIS DEATH.


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