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T. Cheesman (1760-1834) after Hogarth - 1820 Engraving, The Lady's Last Stake



An engraving by Thomas Cheesman (1760-1834) after William Hogarth's (1697-1764) painting 'The Lady's Last Stake' (c.1759). The painting depicts a domestic scene with a man and a woman who have been gambling, playing piquet at a table near an open fire in a well-appointed Palladian mansion. The woman has just lost her fortune to the man, an army officer. He offers to play one more game of cards: either way, he will return her assets, including the money and jewels in his tricorn hat; but if she loses, she must accept him as her lover. Presented in a white mount and a distressed 19th century gilt slip. The publication information and date, inscribed in plate at the lower edge, are obscured by the mount. On wove.


There is a tear to the upper-right edge measuring 5.6cm and a further small tear to the lower-right edge measuring 0.8cm. There is a small abrasion to the surface of the substrate, just below the woman's knee. There is some minor discolouration. There are scuffs and chips to the frame.


43.4 x 58.1cm (17.1" x 22.9")
Framed Size: 57.9 x 74.2cm (22.8" x 29.2")

Artist Biography

Thomas Cheesman (1760-1834) was a British engraver who worked in London. He was a student of the Italian engraver Francesco Bartolozzi, who was working in London at the time.

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Code rd259
Artist Thomas Cheesman (1760-1834) after William Hogarth (1697-1764)
Date 1820
Dimensions 43.4 x 58.1cm
Medium Engraving
Style Realism
Subject Genre Scene
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