Marriage a-la-mode. Plate IV [graphic] / engraved by S. Ravenet ; invented, painted & published by Wm. Hogarth according to act of Parliament April 1st 1745.

Edition:
[State 3].
Published/Created:
[London]
[Wm. Hogarth]
[1 April 1745]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching and engraving on laid paper ; plate mark 35.6 x 46.7 cm, on sheet 47.7 x 61.9 cm
Notes:
Title engraved below image.
State from Paulson.
After the painting "The Toilette" in the National Gallery, London.
Sotheby's, F.E. Sotheby Sale, lot 215 (Hogarth's works) to Maggs for W.S. Lewis; 21 Nov. 1955; Acquisition no.: 955-11-21-19. 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.
Abstract:
The countess holds a morning levée in her lavishly decorated bedroom. Her hairdresser curls her hair as she chats with her lawyer, Silvertongue, who is making arrangements to meet her at a masquerade (as shown on the screen). Others in the room include a female friend and her husband; a castrato singer accompanied by a flautist; a young black man who serves chocolate to the party; and a small black boy who points to the horns of a figure of Actaeon purchased at an auction with other objects, including a fake mermaid and a plate with the scene of Leda and the swan; playing cards and invitations are on the floor in the lower right. On the walls are paintings of biblical stories and mythology, including Lot's Daughters, Jupiter and Io, and Rape of Ganymede.
Associated Names:
Ravenet, Simon François, 1706-1774 [Printmaker]
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Artist]
Topics:
Adultery
Blacks -- Great Britain
Boudoirs
Children
Couples
Hairdressing
Interiors
Marriage
Musicians
paintings
Perrins, Charles William Dyson, 1864-1958
Seduction
Servants
Sotheby, Frederick Edward, 1837-1909
Steevens, George, 1736-1800
Language:
English
Genre:
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1745
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1745
Parables
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1745
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:
Sotheby 19++ Box 300
Orbis Record:
9882336
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr22242
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
16030559
PID:
digcoll:2808297