A harlot's progress, Plate 1 [graphic] / Wm. Hogarth invt. pinxt. et sculpt.
[London] [Wm. Hogarth] [April 1732]
1 print : etching with engraving on laid paper ; plate mark 316 x 386 mm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 3, no. 2031 Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (3rd ed.), no. 121
Title engraved below image. State, publisher, and date 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).
A scene outside the Bell Inn in which a country girl, Moll Hackabout, just arrived on the York Wagon, meets an extravagantly dressed bawd (Mother Needham); a clergyman on horseback fails to notice the encounter, but a lecherous old gentleman (Colonel Charteris) eyes the girl with anticipation. In the lower right the girl's initials "M.H." (M[ary?] Hackabout) are on her portmanteau, next to which is a basic with a goose with a note around its neck, "For my Losing Cosen in Tems Stret in London", presumable the person who has failed to meet her. In the background a woman hangs out her laundry on a balcony.
Carriages & coaches Charteris, Francis, 1675-1732 City & town life Clegy Horses Kinnaird, Charles Kinnaird, Baron, 1780-1826 Lust Parables Perrins, Charles Wi Prostitutes Prostitution Signs (Notices) Steevens, George, 1736-1800 Taverns (Inns) Young adults
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1732 Etchings -- England -- London -- 1732 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1732
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