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The Analysis of Beauty. Written with a View of Fixing Ideas of Taste.

Illustrated by William Hogarth (English, 1697–1764), Printer J. Reeves (English, 18th century)

Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

ESTC (RLIN): T002690; Paulson, Hogarth's Graphic Work, nos. 194 ii/ii, 195 iii/iii, 196 iii/iii


Overall: 26 x 21 x 4.2 cm (10 1/4 x 8 1/4 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with three etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(London: J. Reeves for the Author, 1753) Quarto; 91 leaves, plus three plates (two folding); contemporary[?] gilt-stamped mottled brown calf.

Frontispiece of men at a table analyzing eggs, and two folding plates of the “Analysis of Beauty”

London: J. Reeves for the Author, 1753


Earl of Pembroke (according to dealer, referring to inscription on front pastedown in red ink: "Pg. 4"); William H. Schab, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, February 13, 1958.

Credit Line

Print Department Special Fund