The mystery of Masonry brought to light by [the] Gormagons [graphic] / Hogarth inv: et scul.

Edition:
[State 2].
Published/Created:
[London]
[Holland]
[1724]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching with engraving on laid paper ; plate mark 246 x 351 mm
Notes:
Title engraved below image.
State, publisher, and date from Paulson. British Museum catalogue dates the print 1742.
Below the image, far left of the title, mock key identifying the leading figures, followed by twelve lines of verse beginning, "From Eastern Climes, transplanted to our Coasts ...".
Below the image, far right of the title, mock description: "Done from [the] original painted at Pekin by Matachauter, grav'd by Ho-ge and sold by [the] printsellers of London, Paris & Rome."
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
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).
Abstract:
Satire on the excesses of certain Freemasons: a procession of masons emerge from a public house headed by elaborately dressed men described as the emperor of China, Confucius and two mandarins; an old woman sits on a ladder balanced on the back of a donkey and a mason, identified as such by his apron and gloves, stretches between the rungs of the ladder to kiss her bare backside; Don Quixote, in full armour and wearing a masonic apron and gloves, holds up his shield behind the donkey; in the foreground, to left, a man playing the bladder and string, in the centre, a dancing monkey with apron and gloves, and, to right, a butcher laughing at the scene while Sancho Panza gasps in surprise.
Associated Names:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Printmaker]
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Artist]
Topics:
Butchers
Dance
Donkeys
Fraternal organizations
Freemasonry -- Great Britain -- 18th century
Freemasons
Kinnaird, Charles Kinnaird, Baron, 1780-1826
Monkeys
Muscians
Obscenity
Parades & processions
Perrins, Charl
Signs (Notices)
Steevens, George, 1736-1800
Language:
English
Genre:
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1724
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1724
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1724
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
These images are provided for study purposes only. For publication or other use of images from the Library's collection, please contact the Lewis Walpole Library at walpole@yale.edu. Further details on the Library's photoduplication policy are available at http://www.library.yale.edu/walpole/html/research/rights_reproductions.html
Call Number:
Kinnaird 62K(b) Box 220
Orbis Record:
9875506
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr22385
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
16030710
PID:
digcoll:2807221