Night [graphic] / invented painted engraved & published by Wm. Hogarth, March 25, 1738 according to act of Parnt.
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, printmaker.
[London] : [Wm. Hogarth], [25 March 1738]
1 print : etching and engraving on laid paper ; sheet 486 x 397 mm
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. CtY-LW
"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.
Four times of the day.
Accidents. Barbering. Butchers. Carriages & coaches. Children. City & town life. Fires. Freemasons--England. Intoxication. Jacobites--England. Liquor laws--Great Britain. Prostitution. Signs (Notices) Sleeping. Taverns (Inns)
De Veil, Thomas,--Sir,--1684-1746--Caricatures and cartoons. Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, artist. Kinnaird, Charles Kinnaird,--Baron,--1780-1826--Ownership. Perrins, Charles William Dyson,--1864-1958--Ownership. Steevens, George,--1736-1800--Ownership.
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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
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