Collection Artwork
William Hogarth (London, England, 1697 – 1764, London, England)
The Company of Undertakers
1736/1737
etching/engraving; second state
image size: 10 1/4 x 7 in.
paper size: 11 1/2 x 8 3/8 in.
image size: 8 5/8 x 7 in.
Bequest of Edwin de Turck Bechtel
England, Europe
1957.48
Inscribed in pencil, lower right, on paper, directly under image: 181
Inscribed in pencil, upper left, paper verso: 282/27
Inscribed in pencil, center, verso: 7 ½ x 10 ¾
Stamped in black ink, lower left, verso: 14602
Inscribed in pencil, lower right, verso: Coll. A [encircled]
Inscribed in pencil, lower left, verso: a/
Stamped in black ink, lower center, verso: [collector’s stamp]
Inscribed in pencil, lower right, verso: Second State
Inscribed in pencil, lower edge, from left to right, verso: Dr. Ward called Spot Ward. Taylor the oculist ex from 10 [illegible mark]

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Power Play
Exhibition
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Pattern by Evelyn Wang ’19
Inspired by the exhibition 3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964-1980
The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.