Dating hogarth prints
More information about the Library’s Hogarth collections Many prints, drawings, and paintings now in the Lewis Walpole Library once belonged to Horace Walpole and often include annotations in his own hand.
Portrait miniatures and oil paintings, many in fine examples of period frames, include Most of the Library’s caricatures, satires, and other graphic materials, are cataloged in Orbis, Yale’s Library catalog.
Virginia and Leonard Woolf set up the Hogarth Press in 1917 and published works by key modernist writers as well important works in translation.
Nevertheless, undeterred they entered the small printing supplier and explained their plight.On the afternoon of 23 March 1917 Leonard and Virginia Woolf were walking down Farringdon Road in London when their attention was caught by the window display of the Excelsior Printing Supply Company.They had been discussing the possibility of taking up printing for a while, and towards the end of 1916 decided that they would definitely do it.The horrific 1734 crime of Judith Dufour – the Londoner who strangled her two-year-old and sold his clothes to buy gin – was still strong in the popular memory.
Hence the drunk mother in the picture, carelessly dropping her child into the drain.
The Lewis Walpole Library houses a significant collection of fine and graphic arts.