[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.
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764
[London] [Wm. Hogarth] [25 June 1735]
1 print : etching and engraving ; plate mark 355 x 406 mm, on sheet 378 x 431 mm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 3, no. 2211 Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (3rd ed.), no. 136
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.
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.
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
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Artist]
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
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1735 Etchings -- England -- London -- 1735 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1735
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