A midnight modern conversation [graphic] / Wm. Hogarth invt. pinxt & sculpt.
[London] [Wm. Hogarth] [March 1732]
1 print : etching and engraving on laid paper ; plate mark 344 x 472 mm, on sheet 445 x 610 mm.
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 3, no. 2122 Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (3rd ed.), no. 128
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.
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.
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
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1732 Etchings -- England -- London -- 1732 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1732
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