Night [graphic] / invented painted engraved & published by Wm. Hogarth, March 25, 1738 according to act of Parnt.
[London] [Wm. Hogarth] [25 March 1738]
1 print : etching and engraving on laid paper ; sheet 486 x 397 mm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 3, no. 2392 Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (3rd ed.), no. 149 Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (1st ed.), no. 155
Title engraved below image. State and series from Paulson. Second in a series: Four times a day and Strolling actresses dressing in a barn. Sheet trimmed to 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).
"Scene near Charing Cross with le Sueur's equestrian statue of Charles I in the background and celebrations of the anniversary of the Restoration of Charles II (29 May, known as "Oak Apple Day"); in the foreground a drunken freemason (probably the corrupt magistrate Sir Thomas De Veil) is supported by a serving man; to left a barber is seen at work through a window, a chamber pot is being emptied from a window above and below a man and woman sleep beneath a wooden shelter and a link boy crouches beside them; to right the Salisbury Flying Coach has crashed while trying to avoid a bonfire in the middle of the street; shop and tavern signs include the barber's (advertising "Shaving Bleeding & Teeth Drawn wth. a Touch Ecce Signum"), the Rummer Tavern, the Earl of Cardigan, the Bagnio and the New Bagnio."--British Museum online catalogue.
Accidents Barbering Butchers Carriages & coaches Children City & town life De Veil, Thomas, Sir, 1684-1746 Fires Freemasons -- England Intoxication Jacobites -- England Kinn Liquor laws -- Great Britain Prostitution Signs (Notices) Sleeping Taverns (Inns)
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1738 Etchings -- England -- London -- 1738 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1738
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