[A rake's progress]. Plate 3 [graphic] / invented, painted, engrav'd & publish'd by Wm. Hogarth June [the] 25, 1735 according to act of Parliament.
[London] [Wm. Hogarth] [25 June 1735]
1 print : etching with engraving, on laid paper ; sheet 355 x 406 mm.
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 3, no. 2188 Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (3rd ed.), no. 134
Title, imprint, and state from Paulson. Added title from first lines of verse below image. "Plate 3"--Lower right corner. Description based on imperfect impression; sheet trimmed to image; separate caption and imprint mount below. 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 room at the Rose Tavern, Drury Lane (after the painting at Sir John Soane's Museum); to left, Tom, surrounded by prostitutes and clearly drunk, sprawls on a chair with his foot on the table; one young woman embraces him and steals his watch, another spits a stream of gin across the table to the amusement of a young black woman standing in the background; one woman drinks from the punchbowl; another is removing her clothes in order to perform "postures"; to the right, a harpist and a door through which enters a man holding a large dish and a candle, and a pregnant ballad singer holding a sheet lettered "Black Joke"; on the walls hang a map of the world to which a young woman holds a candle and framed prints of Roman emperors, all (except that of Nero) damaged. The portait on the wall which in the 2nd state was a faceless Julius Caesar is now a portrait of Pontac.
O vanity of youthfull blood, so by misuse to poinson good
Blacks Interiors Intoxication Kinnaird, Charles Kinnaird, Baron, 1780-1826 Musicians Perrins, Charles William Dyson, 1864-1958 Prostitutes Rake's progress Robberies Servants Steevens, George, 1736-1800 Taverns (Inns)
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1735 Etchings -- England -- London -- 1735 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1735
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