Title engraved below image. Date from Paulson: Publish'd 23d June 1740. Sheet trimmed to plate mark. CtY-LW
Reversed copy of the first print in the Hogarth's series "Four Times of the Day. The setting is a morning in Covent Garden; in the center of the image, a middle-aged woman walks from the right 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 right foreground. To the right, 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.
Matin Four times a day.
Beggars. Children. City & town life. Couples. Crowds. Fighting. Food vendors. Prostitutes. Quacks. Servants. Signs (Notices) Taverns (Inns) Women.
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Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 3, no. 2366 Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (3rd ed.), p. 104