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

Edition:
[State 2].
Published/Created:
[London]
[Wm. Hogarth]
[25 March 1738]
Physical Description:
1 print : engraving on laid paper ; plate mark 489 x 398 mm, on sheet 611 x 473 mm
Notes:
Title engraved below image.
State from Paulson.
Sotheby's, F.E. Sotheby Sale, lot 215 (Hogarth's works) to Maggs for W.S. Lewis; 21 Nov. 1955; Acquisition no.: 955-11-21-22. 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 first print in the series "Four Times of the Day" is a scene in Covent Garden. In the center, a middle-aged woman walks from the left towards St. Paul's church; the clock on the tower showing 6:55. She is followed by a servant boy carrying her prayer book under his arm as he tries to warm his hands in his pocket and jacket. St. Paul's is partially hidden behind a tavern identified by a sign reading "Tom King's Coffee House." There is a fight in the doorway, one man losing his wig as it flies out the door. In front of the tavern is a fire where two couples embrace as two women warm themselves, the one reaching out to beg of the well-dressed woman; two large baskets with vegetables sit behind the women, with carrots and mushrooms in the left foreground. To the left, in the middle distance, a small crowd, including two small boys with school bags on their backs, surrounds a man holding a placard advertising a remedy known as Dr. Rock's.
Variant Titles:
Four times of the day.
Associated Names:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Printmaker]
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Artist]
Topics:
Beggars
Children
City & town life
Couples
Crowds
Fighting
Food vendors
Prostitutes
Quacks
Servants
Signs (Notices)
Sotheby, Frederick Edward, 1837-1909
Taverns (Inns)
Women
Topics:
Covent Garden (London, England)
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 22++ Box 305
Orbis Record:
9885289
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr22246
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
16030563
PID:
digcoll:2808309