A midnight modern conversation [graphic] / Wm. Hogarth invt. pinxt & sculpt.

Edition:
[State 3].
Published/Created:
[London]
[Wm. Hogarth]
[March 1732]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching and engraving on laid paper ; plate mark 344 x 472 mm, on sheet 445 x 610 mm.
Notes:
Title engraved below image.
State, publisher, and date from Paulson.
Six line poem engraved on either side of title: "Think not to find one meant Resemblance there ..."
Sotheby's, F.E. Sotheby Sale, lot 215 (Hogarth's works) to Maggs for W.S. Lewis; 21 Nov. 1955; Acquisition no.: 955-11-21-28. 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.
1 print : etching with engraving, on laid paper ; plate mark 347 x 472 mm, on sheet 472 x 611 cm.
Abstract:
A scene in a paneled room (in a public house?) with eleven men seated around a table in the center of which is a large punch-bowl decorated with Chinese figures. Wine bottles litter the floor and piled high on the mantelpiece. In the right corner a chamber pot overflows. One man in the foreground has fallen backwards off his chair; as he lands prostrate on the floor, one of his intoxicated companions staggers toward him, oblivious to the fact that his wine is spilling out over the prostrate man's head. The longcase clock shows the time as 4:00. See Paulson for suggested identities of the men depicted.
Variant Titles:
Midnight modern conuersation
Associated Names:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Printmaker]
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Artist]
Topics:
Bowls (Tableware)
Clergy
Intoxication
Lawyers
Longcase clocks
Perrins, Charles William Dyson, 1864-1958
Pipes (Smoking)
Sotheby, Frederick Edward, 1837-1909
Steevens, George, 1736-1800
Taverns (Inns)
Wine
Language:
English
Genre:
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1732
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1732
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1732
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Call Number:
Sotheby 28++ Box 305
Orbis Record:
9925567
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr22252
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
16030569
PID:
digcoll:2808307