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'Mary and Ann Hogarth Frock Shop' advertising card by Thomas Cook 1807

$55.00 CAD

             Mary and Ann Hogarth
from the old Frock-shop the corner of the
Long Walk facing the Cloysters, Removed
to y Kings Arms joyning to y Little Britain -
gate near Long Walk Sells y best & most
Fashionable Ready Made Frocks, sutes of Fustian
Ticken & Holland, stript Dimmity & Flanel
Wastcoats, blue and canvas Frocks & bluecoat Boys Dra,
Likewise Fustans, Tickens, Hollands, white
stript Dimitys. white and stript Flanels in y piece.

by Wholesale or Retale, at Reasonable Rates.

At bottom, outside of frame: Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme Jany 1st 1807 (very light)

Sisters of the famous William Hogarth.

Nice image of family at the shop, above image a garland with coat of arms with motto 'Dieu et mon droit' ("God and my right", the motto of the Monarch of the United Kingdom outside Scotland) as well as the motto of the Order of the Garter, 'Honi soit qui mal y pense' ("Spurned be the one who evil thinks").

Copper engraved print.

This was engraved by Thomas Cook (c. 1744 – London 1818) after William Hogarth, and included in the work The Genuine Works of William Hogarth in 1810.

Nice condition , handwritten date on back

17.5 x 12  cm  


COOK, THOMAS (1744?–1818), engraver, of London, was a pupil of Simon François Ravenet, the well-known French engraver, when resident in London. Cook was very industrious, and, soon reaching a high position in his art, was employed by Boydell and other art publishers on works which had a large circulation. He is best known from having copied the complete engraved work of Hogarth, to which he devoted the years 1795–1803, and which was published in 1806 under the title of ‘Hogarth Restored.’ This is a very valuable collection, as many of Hogarth's prints were of great rarity, and had not been made public before. He was employed also in engraving portraits, history, architecture, plates for magazines, &c. Among his best known works are ‘Jupiter and Semele’ and ‘Jupiter and Europa,’ after Benjamin West; ‘The English Setter,’ after J. Milton, engraved with S. Smith in 1770 as a pendant to ‘The Spanish Pointer,’ by Woollett; ‘The Wandering Musicians,’ a copy of Wille's engraving, after Dietrich; ‘St. Cecilia,’ after Westall, and several views after Paul Sandby for the ‘Copperplate Magazine.’ He engraved many portraits, especially for the ‘Gentleman's Magazine’ and others, and as frontispieces. Among the persons engraved in this way were Thomas Howard, earl of Arundel; George Washington, Samuel Johnson, Oliver Goldsmith, Charles Churchill, John Cunningham, William Harvey, David Hume, Joseph Spence, and others. Cook executed a reduced set of his Hogarth engravings for Nichol and Stevens's edition of Hogarth's works. He died in London in 1818, aged 74.



William Hogarth (10 November 1697 – 26 October 1764) was an English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic, and editorial cartoonist who has been credited with pioneering western sequential art.

His work ranged from realistic portraiture to comic strip-like series of pictures called "modern moral subjects". Knowledge of his work is so pervasive that satirical political illustrations in this style are often referred to as "Hogarthian".