Enraged Musician, after Hogarth - Early 19th-century overpainted mezzotint

An original early 19th-century overpainted mezzotint, Enraged Musician, after Hogarth.

A comical mezzotint print, with hand coloured overpainting, of a detail from William Hogarth's 'The Enraged Musician' of 1741. Issued as a companion piece along with his print of the 'Distrest Poet', the larger scene depicts a musician angered by the noise created by figures on the street outside his window. 

Unsigned. Inscribed verso: 'Enraged Musician'. Trimmed to the image.
Some wear along the outer edges as shown, with additional small patches of wear in the image, particularly along the right side edge. Creasing to the lower right corner. Glue and paper remnants in all corners verso, due to previous historical mounting. Otherwise, in good condition.
15cm x 12.1cm.

This is one of a group of Victorian overpainted prints that we have for sale. The art of hand-colouring prints is a little-studied but distinct discipline, requiring skill and flair to be done successfully. Typically executed in watercolour or gouache, hand-colouring increases the impact of a black-and-white image, and can transform a print into something unique and personal. The painting of these prints is more extensive, detailed and vibrant than typical hand-colouring, meaning that, whilst originating as mezzotints or lithographs, many of these pictures appear almost as paintings in their own right.

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Product code: JH-847

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