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James Figg Master of ye Noble Science of Defence ...

Title
James Figg [graphic] : Master of ye Noble Science of Defence ... / Will. Hogarth ft.
Publication
[1794?]

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Still imageSupervised useAvailable*MGZFX Fig 1Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance

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Description
1 print : etching, b&w; 30 x 22 cm., plate mark 20 x 17 cm.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Etchings.
  • Forgeries.
Note
  • Inscription in cartouche reads in full: James Figg, Master of ye Noble Science of Defence on ye right hand in Oxford Road near Adam & Eve court teaches Gentlemen ye use of ye small back sword & Quarterstaff at home & abroad.
Source (note)
  • Lillian Moore.
Biography (note)
  • According to the British Museum, which holds copies of this print, the inscription "Will. Hogarth ft." is misleading, and the print was actually made by Anna Maria Ireland, the daughter of printmaker Samuel Ireland. In 1965 the art historian Ronald Paulson confirmed that this was a forgery, probably made ca. 1794.
Call Number
*MGZFX Fig 1
OCLC
826708721
Title
James Figg [graphic] : Master of ye Noble Science of Defence ... / Will. Hogarth ft.
Imprint
[1794?]
Summary
Tradecard for the fencing master James Figg, who is depicted at center in shirtsleeves, his right hand holding a sword, his left hand at his hip. A man in hat and coat stands beside him, holding a quarterstaff; a crowd of male spectators await the spectacle.
Biography
According to the British Museum, which holds copies of this print, the inscription "Will. Hogarth ft." is misleading, and the print was actually made by Anna Maria Ireland, the daughter of printmaker Samuel Ireland. In 1965 the art historian Ronald Paulson confirmed that this was a forgery, probably made ca. 1794.
Local Note
Cataloging funds provided by Friends of Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
Source
Gift; Lillian Moore.
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Added Author
Ireland, Anna Maria. Associated name
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764. Associated name
Moore, Lillian. Donor
Research Call Number
*MGZFX Fig 1
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