London 1807 'Mary and Ann Hogarth Frock Shop' advertising card

$55.00 CAD

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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.   

           Mary & 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).

Nice image of family at the shop, above the image is a garland with coat of arms with mottos:

'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").

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.