[A rake's progress]. Plate 3 [graphic] / invented, painted, engrav'd & publish'd by Wm. Hogarth June [the] 24, 1735, according to act of Parliment [sic].
[London] [Wm. Hogarth] [24 June 1735]
1 print : etching and engraving on laid paper ; plate mark 356 x 407 mm, on sheet 383 x 433 mm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 3, no. 2188 Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (3rd ed.), no. 134
Title, state, and imprint from Paulson. Added title from first lines of verse engraved below image. Caption in five columns below image. "Plate 3."--Lower right. Sotheby's, F.E. Sotheby Sale, lot 215 (Hogarth's works) to Maggs for W.S. Lewis; 21 Nov. 1955; Acquisition no.: 955-11-21-10. Purchased as a bound collection of 97 prints with Sotheby bookplate; disbound January 1984. Formerly owned by Frederick Edward Sotheby of Ecton, Northants, 1837-1909.
"A room at the Rose Tavern, Drury Lane (after the painting at Sir John Soane's Museum); to left, Tom, surrounded by prostitutes and clearly drunk, sprawls on a chair with his foot on the table; one young woman embraces him and steals his watch, another spits a stream of gin across the table to the amusement of a young black woman standing in the background, another woman drinks from the punchbowl, another is removing her clothes in order to perform "postures"; to right., a harpist and a door through which enter a man holding a large dish and a candle, and a pregnant ballad singer holding a sheet lettered "Black Joke"; on the walls hang a map of the world to which a young woman holds a candle and framed prints of Roman emperors, all (except that of Nero) damaged."--British Museum online catalogue.
O vanity of youthfull blood, so by misuse to poison good! Woman form'd for social love, fairest gift of powers above
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Printmaker]
Blacks Fighting Harps Interiors Intoxication Musicians Parables Prostitutes Robberies Sotheby, Frederick Edward, 1837-1909 Street entertainers Taverns (Inns) Vandalism
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1735 Etchings -- England -- London -- 1735 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1735
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