The Blind Beggars Hats 

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Resource details

Resource ID

14690

Access

Open

Title

The Blind Beggars Hats

Date of Original

May 1, 1784

Special Collection

Bentley-Blake Collection

Creator

Blake, William, 1757-1827, engraver

Format

1 folded leaf : illustration ; 21 x 23 cm folded to 21 x 12 cm

Storage Location

Rare Books

Notes

Frontispiece to April 1784: The Wit's magazine, or, Library of Momus : being a compleat repository of mirth, humour, and entertainment. Volume I.

Size of Image: 17 x 22 cm

Each monthly number has a fold-out frontispiece illustrating one of the issue's articles or poems. Plates in first five numbers engraved by William Blake after illustrations by Stothard (1) and Collings (4). Three other plates are engraved after Collings illustrations. Two are engraved by Anker Smith, one by Walter Thomas. The rest of the plates are unsigned.

See Catalogue Link below for full Victoria University Library catalogue record.

Catalogue Number

Blake no.794 v.1-2

Copyright

Public Domain

Subject

English wit and humor -- Periodicals -- Early works to 1800.
Satire, English -- Periodicals -- Early works to 1800.

Sequence

0794

Contributor(s)

Collings, Samuel, artist

Item

Art print

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