Beggar’s Opera, Act III

William Blake1790

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University


  • Title: Beggar’s Opera, Act III
  • Creator: William Blake after William Hogarth
  • Date Created: 1790
  • Subject Keywords: music, theater (discipline)
  • Signatures / Inscriptions: Signed in plate, lower right: “Wm. Blake
  • Print State: Fourth of four states
  • Object Type: Prints, works of art
  • Object Link: See this artwork on the Davison Art Center website
  • Object Credit Line: Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University. Gift of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), 1947
  • Materials & Techniques: Etching and engraving on wove paper. Watermark: “1801” watermark
  • Image Credit Line: Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (http://www.wesleyan.edu/dac/openaccess)
  • Edition: Printed 1801 or later; originally published in July 1790 by John and Josiah Boydell, London. The print was commissioned for Boydell''s "Original Works of William Hogarth," 1790
  • Dimensions: 1827
  • Bibliography: Essick “Blake” (p. 252) LXI, iv/iv
  • Associated People: Created by William Blake (British (English), 1757-1827), After William Hogarth (British (English), 1697-1764)
  • Accession Number: 1947.D1.4