[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.
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, printmaker.
[London] : [Wm. Hogarth], [25 June 1735]
1 print : etching with engraving, on laid paper ; sheet 355 x 406 mm.
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. CtY-LW
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!
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, artist, publisher. Kinnaird, Charles Kinnaird,--Baron,--1780-1826--Ownership. Perrins, Charles William Dyson,--1864-1958--Ownership. Steevens, George,--1736-1800--Ownership.
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