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Print - The Beggar's Opera

The Beggar's Opera

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (published)

  • Date:

    01/07/1790 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (engravers)
    Hogarth, William, born 1697 - died 1764 (artist)
    John & Josiah Boydell (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Gabrielle Enthoven Collection

  • Museum number:

    S.2126-2015

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Print for Act 3 in The Beggar's Opera, Lincolns Inn Fields, after Hogarth, published by J & J Boydell, 1790.

Physical description

The print features a scene for Act 3 in The Beggar's Opera. The print depicts a scene with from the original performance in 1728 (not 1727 as printed). The actors are in a tableau scene with each main character identified under the scene.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (published)

Date

01/07/1790 (published)

Artist/maker

Unknown (engravers)
Hogarth, William, born 1697 - died 1764 (artist)
John & Josiah Boydell (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Beggar's Opera, Act III. / As Originally perform'd at Lincolns Inn Fields 1727. / Performers. / 1. Macheath_Mr Walker. 2. Lockitt_Mr Hall. 3. Peachum_Mr Hippisley. 4. Lucy_Mrs Egleton. 5. Polly_Miss Fenton afterwards / Dutchess of Bolton. / Audience. / 6. Duke of Bolton._7. Major Paunceford_8. Sir Roberg Fagg_9. Mr Rich, the Manager_10. Mr Cock, the Auctioneer_11. Mr Gay. / 12. Lady Jane Cook_13. Anthony Henley Esq'r_14. Lord Gage_15. Sir Conyers D'Arcy_16. Sir Tho's. Robinson. / Publish'd July 1:1790, by J. & J. Boydell, Cheapside, & at the Shakespeare Gallery Pall Mall.'

Dimensions

Height: 14.5 cm approximately, Width: 23.6 cm approximately

Descriptive line

Print for Act 3 in The Beggar's Opera, Lincolns Inn Fields, after Hogarth, published by J & J Boydell, 1790

Materials

Printing ink; Paper

Techniques

Print-making; Engraving

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Prints

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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