A midnight modern conuersation [graphic] / Wm. Hogarth invt. pinxt & sculpt.

Edition:
[State 1].
Published/Created:
[London]
[Wm. Hogarth]
[March 1732]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching and engraving on laid paper ; sheet 351 x 472 mm.
Notes:
Title engraved below image.
State, publisher, and date from Paulson.
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).
Printed in sepia ink; sheet trimmed to plate mark on three sides: 350 x 471 mm.
Abstract:
A scene in a paneled room (in a public house?) with eleven men seated around a table in the center of which is a large punch-bowl decorated with Chinese figures. Wine bottles litter the floor and piled high on the mantelpiece. In the right corner a chamber pot overflows. One man in the foreground has fallen backwards off his chair; as he lands prostrate on the floor, one of his intoxicated companions staggers toward him, oblivious to the fact that his wine is spilling out over the prostrate man's head. The longcase clock shows the time as 4:00. See Paulson for suggested identities of the men depicted.
Variant Titles:
Midnight modern conversation
Associated Names:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Printmaker]
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Artist]
Topics:
Bowls (Tableware)
Clergy
Intoxication
Kinnaird, Charles Kinnaird, Baron, 1780-1826
Lawyers
Longcase clocks
Pipes (Smoking)
Taverns (Inns)
Wine
Language:
English
Genre:
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1732
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1732
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1732
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Call Number:
Kinnaird 24K Box 305
Orbis Record:
9877071
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr22313
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
16030638
PID:
digcoll:2807155