A catalogue of that truly superb, and well-known collection of pictures

  • AuthorDesenfans, Noel Joseph, 1745-1807
  • TitleA catalogue of that truly superb, and well-known collection of pictures, of the Roman, Venetian, Spanish, French, Flemish, Dutch and English schools; the intire and genuine property of Monsieur Desenfans. … The whole will be sold on Saturday, April 8, 1786 … by private contract, by a committee appointed by Mons. Desenfans …
  • Published[London] : [publisher not identified], [1786]

Catalog Record

125 D451 786

Acquired December 2016

Sancho’s feast

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Sancho sits beside his physician Pedro Rezzio who stays his hand that is posed with a fork full of meat. Two platters have already been placed on the table, and two more (one with a rabbit and the other with clams) are brought to the table by two young servant boys. On the right two ladies stand behind Sancho’s chair, one pointing to him. On the left a larger group of men, one woman, and a black man laugh at the scene around the table. In the upper left on a balcony, three musicians play for the guests below. From the lower right, a dog looks at a platter of food. A reversed copy of the original engraving by Hogarth.

  • Printmaker: Lewis, Frederick Christian, 1779-1856, printmaker.
  • Title: Sancho’s feast [graphic] / drawn by W. Hogarth ; engraved by F.C. Lewis 1830.
  • Edition: [Open-letter proof].
  • Published: London : Published for the proprietor by Messrs. Colnaghi, Son & Co. Jany. 15, 1830.

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

Hogarth 830.01.15.01+

Acquired April 2013

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