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HOGARTH (Mary & Ann). Mary & Ann Hogarth from the old Frock-shop the corner of the Long Walk facing the Cloysters, Removed to ye Kings Arms joyning to ye Little Britain-gate, near Long Walk. Sells ye best & most Fashionable Ready Made Frocks, sutes of Fustian, Ticken & Holland, stript Dimmity & Flanel, Wastcoats, blue & canvas Frocks & bluecoat Boys Dra[we]rs Likewise Fustians, Tickens, Hollands, white stript Dimitys, white & stript Flanels in ye piece; by Wholesale or Retale at Reasonable Rates.1730

Hogath del: T. Cook sculpt. Single sheet (175 x 125 mm) engraved on one side only, within a single black line boarder, some light spotting. Possibly a late eighteenth-century reprint? The joint proprietors of a children's clothing shop, Mary (1699-1741) and Ann (1701-1771) Hogarth, wee sisters to the famed William Hogarth (1697-1764). "in his 1730 trade card for his sisters, you sense he is somewhat bemused by the subject he portrays. A youth and his family are gathered round and appear to be engaged in a bit of drama, with arms gesturing. The gentleman is wearing a long coat with turned back cuffs and the indication of fancy stitching at button holes and pockets. The sisters sold "ready made frocks…stript Dimity & Flanel Waistcoats." A coat hangs in the background and what appear to be vest pieces or patterns are on the table to the right. You can just make out Hogarth's name in the lower left, as well as that of his frequent collaborator, engraver Thomas Cook. "— Heal, London Tradesmen's Cards, 1925. p. 76.

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