[The sleeping congregation] [graphic] / invented, engraved & published October 26, 1736 by Wm. Hogarth pursuant to an act of Parliament ; retouched & improved April 21 1762 by the author.

Edition:
[State 4].
Published/Created:
[London]
[Wm. Hogarth]
[21 April 1762]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching and engraving on laid paper ; plate mark 263 x 207 mm, on sheet 285 x 227 mm.
Notes:
Title and state from Paulson.
"Price one shilling."
Purchased from John Grant, Ltd., Edinburgh; August 1940. With Kinnaird bookplate; disbound at Yale.
Formerly owned by Charles Kinnaird, 8th Lord Kinnaird of Inchture (1780-1826).
Imperfect, lower right corner of image ripped and 'touched' by hand; sheet trimmed to 268 x 210 mm.
Abstract:
The scene is the interior of a perpendicular Gothic church. The sand in the hourglass has run out, but the preacher continues to lecture, oblivious to the fact that his congregation has fallen asleep. The clerk below the pulpit eyes the bosom of the young woman sleeping in the lower right, fan in one hand and a book open to "... of Matrimony" about to slip from her fingers. An angel supports a banner that reads "et mon droit".
Associated Names:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Printmaker]
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Artist]
Topics:
Clergy
Kinnaird, Charles Kinnaird, Baron, 1780-1826
Lust
Perrins, Charles William Dyson, 1864-1958
Preaching
Religion
Religious services
Sleeping
Sotheby, Frederick Edward, 1837-1909
Steevens, George, 1736-1800
Language:
English
Genre:
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1762
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1762
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1736
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 51K(b) Box 105
Orbis Record:
9294428
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr22416
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
16030741
PID:
digcoll:2807244