William Hogarth: The Distrest Poet
The Distrest Poet
Late 18th century copperplate engraving by William Hogarth.
The picture depicts a scene in a small room where a poet sits at his desk and stares at the papers in front of him trying to complete the poem he is writing. The scene has been thought to be inspired by Alexander Pope‘s satirical poem The Dunciad.
Condition of this plate is good. Some foxing. Wide margins. No tears or stains.
Plate dimensions: 22 x 26,5 cm, sheet dimensions: 25,5 x 33,5 cm.