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by later hand, upper right in black ink: 67.; upper center in plate: The five orders of PERRIWIGS as they were worn at the late CORONATION measured architectonically; upper left in plate: A / Corona or / Lermier or / Fore top / B / Architrave or Archivolt or Caul... / ... I Helices or / Volute or Spiral / or Curl. ; lower center in plate: Advertisement. / In about Seventeen Years will be completed, in Six Volumns, folio, price, Fifteen Guineas, the / exact Measurements of the PERRIWIGS of the ancient s ; taken from the Statues, Bustos & Baso- / Rilievos, of Athens, Palmira, Balbec, and Rome, by MODESTO Perriwig-meter from Lagado. / N.B. None will be Sold but to Suscribers. Publish'd as the Act driects Oct.r 15 .1761 by W: Hogarth; inscriptions throughout image

Provenance

(R. E. Lewis, CA, 17 September 1984); Donald Vogler, Portland, OR; gift to NGA, 2017.

Bibliography
1965
Paulson, Ronald. Hogarth's Graphic Works. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1965. Rev. ed., 1970: no. 208, ii/ii
1989
Paulson, Ronald. Hogarth's Graphic Works. Third edition. London, 1989: no. 209, iii/iii
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