"shipping off sheerness"

A FEW MORE DRAWINGS
and paintings

The lack of drawings by Monamy is worth remarking. It somewhat parallels the rarity of drawings by Hogarth, noted by A.P.Oppé: "It is idle to speculate about the possible loss or destruction of Hogarth's drawings. He himself has explained why they are so few. ..... he tells us that he drew so little from nature, and maintained that it was so little necessary ..... he regarded drawing from nature as scarcely distinguishable from copying the work of other men." From The Drawings of William Hogarth, 1948, p 12.


A drawing by Hogarth, detail, c 1746/7


oil painting signed monamy


mirror decoration; v & a museum


drawing signed monamy bottom left


signed monamy and dated 1726: painting reversed

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