The distrest poet [graphic] / invented, painted, engraved & published by Wm. Hogarth December the 15, 1740, according to act of Parliament.

Creator:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, printmaker.
Edition:
[State 3].
Published/Created:
[London] :
[Wm. Hogarth],
[15 December 1740]
Physical Description:
1 print : engraving on laid paper ; plate mark 358 x 409 mm, on sheet 471 x 601 mm
Notes:
Title engraved below image.
State from Paulson.
Originally published in 1736 as: The Distressed Poet.
"Price 3 shillings"--Following statement of responsibility.
Abstract:
In an alcove on the right in an untidy garret, a man in a dressing-gown scratches his head as he writes on a sheet with the title "Riches a Poem". In the center of the image his wife is seated as she mends a pair of breeches; at her feet a cat and her kittens are curled up on the man's coat. Under the sleeve of the coat on the floor is an issue of "Grubstreet Journall." She looks to the door on the left where she is confronted by a milkmaid who holds a lengthy tally; the daisies in her bonnet suggest Michaelmas day when bills are due; she also is shown with a yoke across her back. Just inside the doorway a dog snatches the single pork chop from a plate on a chair; the cupboard above the door stands open to show empty shelves. Behind the poet, a baby lies in a bed crying. Above the poet's head is a print 'A View of the Gold Mines of Peru." Above the mantel is a "dare for larks" -- a circular mirror surrounded by eight smaller circular mirrors.
Variant Titles:
Distressed poet
Topics:
Attics.
Cats.
Children.
Crying.
Dogs.
Interiors.
Milkwomen.
Poets.
Poor persons.
Poverty.
Sewing.
Spouses.
Writing.
Topics:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, artist.
Kinnaird, Charles Kinnaird,--Baron,--1780-1826--Ownership
Perrins, Charles William Dyson,--1864-1958--Ownership.
Sotheby, Frederick Edward,--1837-1909--Ownership.
Steevens, George,--1736-1800--Ownership.
Language:
English
Genre:
Engravings--England--London--1740.
Satires (Visual works)--England--1740.
Format:
Image
Rights:
These images are provided for study purposes only. For publication or other use of images from the Library's collection, please contact the Lewis Walpole Library at walpole@yale.edu. Further details on the Library's photoduplication policy are available at http://www.library.yale.edu/walpole/html/research/rights_reproductions.html
Call Number:
Sotheby
29++
Hogarth
740.12.15.01++
Orbis Record:
9885228
Yale Collection:
LEWIS WALPOLE LIBRARY, Prints and Drawings
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr30167
Citation:
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 3, no. 2309
Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (3rd ed.), no. 145
OID:
15947901
PID:
digcoll:2793026