[After] [graphic] / invented, engraved & published Decmbr. [the] 15th 1736 by Wm. Hogarth pursuant to an act of Parliament.
[London] [Wm. Hogarth] [15 December 1736]
1 print : etching with engraving on laid paper ; plate mark 398 x 323 mm
Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (3rd ed.), no. 142
Title and state from Paulson. "Pursuant to an act of parliament. Price two shillings & 6 pence." Companion print to Hogarth's Before, published on the same date. Sheet trimmed within plate mark. The man is said to have been modeled on Sir John Willes. See Paulson. Not in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires. 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).
Following the seduction, the young man pulls up his breeches while the young woman clings to his arm with an adoring, pleading look on her face. On the wall are two pictures one entitled "Before" and the other "After"; in the first Cupid is lighting a firework, in the second he is pointing to a spent firework. The dresser is turned over, the mirror and chamber pot broken; the curtain rod around the bed has been pulled down. The dog is curled asleep under the chair on which her corset sits. The woman's head is framed by the shell on the head.
Boudoirs Canopy beds Chamber pots Couples Cupids Dogs Fireworks Kinnaird, Charles Kinnaird, Baron, 1780-1826 Perrins, Charles William Dyson, 1864-1958 Seduction Sex Steevens, George, 1736-1800 Willes, John, Sir, 1685-1761 Women
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1736 Etchings -- England -- London -- 1736 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1736
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