Marriage a-la-mode. Plate VI [graphic] / invented, painted, & published by Wm. Hogarth ; engraved by G. Scotin.

Edition:
[State 3].
Published/Created:
[London]
[Wm. Hogarth]
according to act of parliament, April 1st, 1745
Physical Description:
1 print : etching and engraving on laid paper ; plate mark 38. 3 x 46.6 cm, on sheet 47.2 x 61.1 cm
Notes:
Title etched below image.
Sotheby's, F.E. Sotheby Sale, lot 215 (Hogarth's works) to Maggs for W.S. Lewis; 21 Nov. 1955; Acquisition no.: 955-11-21-21. 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 is shown swooning in a chair in her father's house near London Bridge (seen through the window on the left). At her feet a bottle with a label "laudanum" alongside an execution broadside tells us that Silvertongue has been hanged for killing her husband and that she has attempted suicide. Her young child (wearing a leg brace as a result of congenital syphilis) is held up for a last kiss by an old woman, while her father removes her wedding ring. An apothecary strikes the simple-minded servant for procuring the laudanum; a doctor leaves by a door to right. Fire buckets line the hallway. The floor of the room is bare; a heavy chair near a table is overturned, a starving dog chewing at the calf's head on the table. Other decorations include a weight-driven wall-clock, the paintings of Dutch peasant subjects and a man relieving himself against a wall, and a set of ledgers indicates that accounts are kept up to date.
Variant Titles:
Marriage a-la-mode
Associated Names:
Scotin, Louis GeĢrard, 1690- [Printmaker]
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Artist]
Topics:
Adultery
Children
Death
Dogs
Interiors
Merchants
Nobility
paintings
People with disabilities
Pharmacists
Physicians
Servants
Sotheby, Frederick Edward, 1837-1909
Suicides
Syphilis
Language:
English
Genre:
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1745
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1745
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 21++ Box 300
Orbis Record:
9886000
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr22245
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
16030562
PID:
digcoll:2808310