Nice large card advertising for a clothing store in London England. The Old Frock Shop was at the corner of the Long Walk facing the Cloysters [near St Bartholomew's Hospital, London], until c. 1730. Owned by the sisters of the famous William Hogarth.
At bottom, outside of frame: Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme Jany 1st 1807 (very light).
Nice image of family at the shop, above the image is a garland with coat of arms with mottos:
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.
Copper engraved print.
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. ... Cook executed a reduced set of his Hogarth engravings for Nichol and Stevens's edition of Hogarth's works.