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Members of a Society of Artists

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    01/05/1829 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sawyer, Richard (engraver)
    Tiffin, Walter B. (publisher)
    Hogarth, William, born 1697 - died 10 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 2

Physical description

Portrait group of a society of artists showing men in an interior, gathered round a table. At the centre a man sits, his legs crossed and holding a sheet of paper. On the wall in the background is a landscape painting, flanked by two small statues. In the left foreground is a bust. The group consists of John Michael Rysbrack, Gawen Hamilton, Grinling Gibbons(?), Marcellus Laroon the younger, William Kent, Michael Dahl, John Vanderbanck and Charles Bridgman.

Place of Origin

London (published)


01/05/1829 (published)


Sawyer, Richard (engraver)
Tiffin, Walter B. (publisher)
Hogarth, William, born 1697 - died 10 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Etching on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'This plate, representing portraits of the Members of a Society of Artists that existed about the Year 1730, is engraved from an original sketch in oil by William Hogarth, in the possession of the Publisher, in which reference is made to the names of the characters upon a tablet, as above. Etched by Richd. Sawyer. London Published May 1 1829 by W. B. Tiffin 3 Hay Market'

Also lettered with a key


Height: 37.8 cm cut to, Width: 43 cm cut to

Descriptive line

Group portrait of a Society of Artists, including portraits of John Michael Rysbrack, Michael Dahl, John Vanderbanck and William Kent etc. Etching by Richard Sawyer after William Hogarth, 1829.





Subjects depicted

Club; Society; Artists; Bust


Portraits; Prints; Scotland


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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