Noon [graphic] / invented, painted, & engraved by Wm. Hogarth, & publish'd March 25, 1738, according to act of Parliament.

Edition:
[State 2].
Published/Created:
[London]
[Wm. Hogarth]
[25 March 1738]
Physical Description:
1 print : engraving and etching on laid paper ; plate mark 489 x 404 mm, on sheet 612 x 472 mm
Notes:
Title engraved below image.
State and series from Paulson. Second in a series: Four times a day and Strolling actresses dressing in a barn.
Sotheby's, F.E. Sotheby Sale, lot 215 (Hogarth's works) to Maggs for W.S. Lewis; 21 Nov. 1955; Acquisition no.: 955-11-21-23. 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 second print in the series "Four Times of the Day" is set outside St Giles's-in-the-Fields. On the right an elegant crowd leaves the French Huguenot church; they are dressed in the height of French fashion. Two women kiss on the far right in the customary French way. They are contrasted with Londoners on the left. The two groups are separated by a gutter down the middle of the road; a dead cat lies in the gutter foreground. The Londoners stand outside a tavern with the sign of the Good Woman (one without a head); a woman and man in the second-storey window look surprised as the contents of her bowl are tossed out the window. In the foreground, left, under a sign with John the Baptist's head on a platter and reading "Good Eating", a black man embraces a servant girl and a small boy (evidently intended by his curly red hair to be identified as one of the Irish inhabitants of the area) cries because he has broken a pie-dish. A little girl squats as she eats the fallen pie off the ground. The clock in the steeple in the background reads 12:30.
Variant Titles:
Four times a day. Noon
Four times of the day.
Associated Names:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Printmaker]
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Artist]
Topics:
Blacks -- England
Children
Churches
City & town life
Couples
Crowds
Crying
Huguenots -- England -- London
Irish -- England
Kissing
Servants
Signs (Notices)
Sotheby, Frederick Edward, 1837-1909
Taverns (Inns)
Women
Language:
English
Genre:
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1738
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1738
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 23++ Box 305
Orbis Record:
9885259
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr22247
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
16030564
PID:
digcoll:2808304