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Title:: Paul Before Felix -- Burlesqued Year:: 1751
Artist: Hogarth, William After:  
Medium: etching Provenance: Chelsea Public Library (not in Lugt)
Period: British 18th Century School/Style: Caricature 18th-19th Century
Catalogs: Paulsen 191 iv/v;
Price: $300.00
Description: A very good impression before the Boydell edition, rubbed in places at the upper right, on laid paper with good margins. The plate is inscribed "Design'd & Etched in the rediculous manner of Rembrandt, by Wm. Hogarth." The print satirizes Rembrandt's realism and his use of contemporaries for models. It was occasioned by the rage for Rembrandt's etchings which began n England about 1751 and was used as a subscription ticket for Hogarth's own conception of Paul Before Felix and Moses Brought to Pharaoh's Daughter (q.v.).