Marriage a-la-mode. Plate I [graphic] / invented, painted & published by Wm. Hogarth ; engraved by G. Scotin.

Edition:
[State 5].
Published/Created:
[London]
[Wm. Hogarth]
according to act of Parliament April 1st, 1745
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on laid paper ; sheet 37.6 x 45.5 cm
Notes:
Title engraved below image.
State from Paulson.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
Purchased from John Grant, Ltd., Edinburgh; August 1940; £20 Kinnaird lot. With Kinnaird bookplate; disbound at Yale.
Formerly owned by Charles Kinnaird, 8th Lord Kinnaird of Inchture (1780-1826).
Abstract:
The Earl Squander and a city merchant arrange the marriage of their son and daughter in a grand sitting room. The Earl, whose coronet is stamped on all his possessions, unfolds a diagram of his illustrious family tree as the alderman focuses on the marriage contract and his payment. The extravagantly dressed young groom-to-be looks at his reflection in a glass while his future bride listens intently at the lawyer's soft words. Through the window is a view of a palatial house under construction. The walls of the room are covered with paintings of Roman and Old Testament scenes as well as the screaming face of Medusa. In the foreground on the right, two dogs are chained together, one lying down but looking out the corner of his eyes at the viewer, the other looking off to the right.
Variant Titles:
Marriage a-la-mode. Pl. I
Associated Names:
Scotin, Louis Gérard, 1690- [Printmaker]
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Artist]
Topics:
Children
Contracts
Conversation
Couples
Dogs
Dowry
Families
Fathers
Interiors
Kinnaird, Charles Kinnaird, Baron, 1780-1826
Lawyers
Marriage
Merchants
Nobility
paintings
Perrins, Charles William Dyson, 1864-1958
Steevens, George, 1736-1800
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1745
Parables
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1745
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
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:
Kinnaird 13K Box 300
Orbis Record:
9876254
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr22303
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
16030628
PID:
digcoll:2807143