Title engraved below image. State from Paulson. Reworking of Enthusiasm delineated. With caption: "Believe not every Spirit; but try the Spirits whether they are of God because many false prophets are gone out into the World. 1. John. Ch.4. V.1".
"The interior of a chapel with an impassioned preacher inspiring his listeners; considerably altered from the earlier state known as "Enthusiasm Delineated", for instance, by the substitution of representations of the Cock Lane Ghost (a topical reference to a fraud of 1762) for the figures of Christ, the removal of the barking dog, and the introduction of rabbits emerging from the skirts of the woman swooning on the floor in allusion to Mary Toft, the Rabbit Woman of Godlaming"--British Museum online catalogue.
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, artist. Perrins, Charles William Dyson,--1864-1958--Ownership. Sotheby, Frederick Edward,--1837-1909--Ownership. Steevens, George,--1736-1800--Ownership. Toft, Mary,--1703-1763--Caricatures and cartoons. Villiers, George,--1690-1748. Whitefield, George,--1714-1770--Caricatures and cartoons.
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Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 3, no. 2896 Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (3rd ed.), no. 210 Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (1st ed.), no. 209
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