Marriage a-la-Mode. Plate II [graphic] / invented, painted & published by Wm. Hogarth ; engraved by B. Baron.

Edition:
[State 2].
Published/Created:
[London]
[Wm. Hogarth]
according to act of parliament, April 1st 1745
Physical Description:
1 print : etching and engraving on laid paper ; plate mark 38.0 x 45.5 cm
Notes:
Title etched below image.
State from Paulson.
After the painting "Tête à Tête" in the National Gallery, London.
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).
Image 'touched': Stray hair and lock added in ink, presumably by Hogarth.
Abstract:
The young couple are seen in a large, well-furnished room that is in a state of disorder after a night's entertainment; the Viscount is collapsed in a chair having just arrived, the clock showing 1:20 a.m. His sword lies at his feet, broken, and a bonnet hangs from his pocket, suggesting his infidelity; the lap dog sniffs at him suspiciously. The wife's evening's activities at home are suggested by the book "Hoyle on whist" open on the rug in the middle of the floor, a deck of cards on the floor below a card table in the next room, and in the foreground two violins, one with its case open, on the back of an overturned chair, suggesting the wife's own infidelity. The estate steward walks away in disgust at his apparent failure to engage either the husband or the wife in addressing the wad of bills that he has in his hands or the ledger under his arm; in his pocket he carries a pamphlet entitled "Regeneration." Through an archway, a disheveled and sleepy servant scratches his cap; the walls are decorated with paintings of religious figures.
Variant Titles:
Marriage à-la-Mode, Pl. 2
Associated Names:
Baron, Bernard, 1696-1762 [Printmaker]
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Artist]
Topics:
Adultery
Couples
Dogs
Gambling
Hog
Interior decoration
Interiors
Kinnaird, Charles Kinnaird, Baron, 1780-1826
Marriage
Musical instruments
paintings
Parables
Perrins, Charles William Dyson, 1864-1958
Sculpture
Servants
Steevens, George, 1736-1800
Stewards
Language:
English
Genre:
Annotations (Provenance) -- 18th century
Engravings -- 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 14K Box 300
Orbis Record:
9876295
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr22304
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
16030629
PID:
digcoll:2807144