The Modern Orpheus From an Original Sketch in the possession of the Marquis of Bute. Etching by D. Smith after the drawing by William Hogarth (1697-1764) depicting Weideman playing his flute in the open air to a group of onlookers including George II and Sir R. Walpole. Carl Friedrich ?-1782 WEIDEMAN.

The Modern Orpheus From an Original Sketch in the possession of the Marquis of Bute. Etching by D. Smith after the drawing by William Hogarth (1697-1764) depicting Weideman playing his flute in the open air to a group of onlookers including George II and Sir R. Walpole.

[London]: J. Nichols & Co. June 1, 1816. 138 x 195 mm. + wide margins. On wove paper.

Weideman's playing is apparently so captivating that coins, joints of meat, clothes, etc., all fly through the air towards him from the appreciative audience.

Margins slightly browned; small stain to blank left edge; remnants of hinges to upper corners of verso.

A later version of the print first published by Machell Stace on August 24, 1807. See Stephens and Hawkins: Catalogue of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum, Division I, Political and Personal Satire, no. 2777.

Weidemann was a German flautist and composer who spent the best part of his career in England; he was a member of the King's Band of Musicians in 1778. "By the time Quantz visited in England in 1727 Weideman was firmly established as one of London's leading flautists... According to G.C. Lichtenberg, Weideman was the flautist depicted by Hogarth in the fourth picture of Marriage à la mode." Pippa Drummond in Grove Music Online. Item #27541

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