[A rake's progress]. Plate 5 [graphic] / invented, painted & engrav'd by Wm. Hogarth & publish'd June [the] 25, 1735, according to act of Parliament.

Creator:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764
Edition:
[State 1].
Published/Created:
[London]
[Wm. Hogarth]
[25 June 1735]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching and engraving ; plate mark 355 x 406 mm, on sheet 378 x 431 mm
Notes:
Title, state and imprint from Paulson.
Added title from first line of verses below image.
Brevigraphs in title sometimes incorrectly rendered "ye" expanded as [the].
Added title and state from Paulson.
"Plate 5"--Lower right corner.
After the painting at Sir John Soane's Museum.
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).
Trimmed to image: sheet 324 x 403 mm. Engraved caption and imprint mounted separately below image: sheet 30 x 404 mm.
Abstract:
Tom and a wealthy old woman are being married in the dilapidated church of St. Marylebone. The bride has only one eye and growths on her forehead; the IHS on the wall behind her serve as a mock halo. In contrast the old woman is attended by a beautiful young woman who has already caught Tom's eye. In the background on the left, the elderly pew opener pushes Sarah Young, carrying Tom's child in her arms, and Sarah's mother; she shakes her keys in their faces to prevent them from entering the church to stop the marriage. Two dogs in the lower left of the image mirror the courtship of Tom and his bride; the courted dog has only one eye. The clergyman is assisted at the altar by a clerk, and a charity-boy kneels at the bride's feet offering a hassock. The Poor Box on the left is covered with a cobweb; there is a crack down the center of the slab with the Commandments on the wall behind the clergyman.
Variant Titles:
New to [the] school of hard mishap, driven from [the] ease of Fortune's lap
New to the school of hard mishap, driven from the ease of Fortune's lap
New to ye school of hard mishap, driven from ye ease of Fortune's lap
Associated Names:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Artist]
Topics:
Brides
Churches
Clergy
Dogs
Fighting
Grooms (Weddings)
Kinnaird, Charles Kinnaird, Baron, 1780-1826
P
Parables
Sotheby, Frederick Edward, 1837-1909
St. Marylebone Church (Marylebone, London, England)
Steevens, George, 1736-1800
Wedding attendants
Weddings
Language:
English
Genre:
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1735
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1735
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1735
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Call Number:
Kinnaird 10K(a) Box 205
Orbis Record:
9931643
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr22350
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
16030675
PID:
digcoll:2807184