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The Five Orders of Periwigs

William Hogarth (1697-1764, British)

Etching on laid paper

William Hogarth (1697-1764)  The Five Orders of Perriwigs, 1761  Etching on laid paper

William Hogarth 

The Five Orders of Perriwigs




Date: 1761
Medium: Etching on laid paper (a proof?)
Dimensions: Plate: 305 x 222 mm. 12 x 8 3/4 in. Sheet: 335 x 242 mm. 13 1/8 x 9 5/8 in.
Reference: Paulson 208, first state of two
Provenance: Michael Finney, London; 2001 to Herbert M. Schiller, M.D.
Impression: Very fine
Condition: Squared (for transfer?) verso, ink smudges recto top left, various other marks and blots of ink recto and verso, possibly from the time and possibly denoting some sort of proof, two short tears on left side, one backed with Japan paper