[The South Sea scheme] [graphic] / W. Hogarth invent. et sculpt.

Creator:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, printmaker.
Edition:
[State 2].
Published/Created:
[London] :
[Mrs. Chilcot and R. Caldwell?],
[ca. 1721]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching and engraving ; sheet 26 x 32 cm
Notes:
Title and state from Paulson. imprint from 3rd state.
Verses below image: See here [the] causes why in London, so many men are made, & undone .... Guess at the rest you find out more.
"Price 1 shilling."--Lower right.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark with some loss to text at bottom margin.
CtY-LW
Abstract:
"Satire on the financial scandal of the South Sea Bubble; a composite scene in the City of London identified by the Guildhall, St Paul's Cathedral and the Monument (its inscription changed to record the destruction of the city by the South Sea); a crowd is gathered around a merry-go-round (on which ride a prostitute, a clergyman, a shoe-black, an old crone and a Scottish nobleman); to left, the Devil hacks the limbs of Fortune, while religious leaders (both Anglican and Jewish) play at pitch and hustle; to right, emblematic figures of Honour and Honesty are beaten by Self-Interest and Villainy, and Trade sleeps."--British Musem online catalogue.
Topics:
Allegories.
Clergy.
Crowds.
Devil.
Ethnic stereotypes.
Merry-go-rounds.
Occupations.
Prostitutes.
South Sea Bubble, Great Britain, 1720.
Topics:
Financial crises--Great Britain--History--18th century.
Topics:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, artist.
Perrins, Charles William Dyson,--1864-1958--Ownership.
Steevens, George,--1736-1800--Ownership.
Language:
English
Genre:
Annotations (Provenance)--18th century.--CtY-LW
Engravings--England--London--1721.
Etchings--England--London--1721.
Satires (Visual works)--England--1721.
Format:
Image
Rights:
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Call Number:
75
H67
800 v.1
Folio 75 H67 800 v.1 (Oversize)
Orbis Record:
12623457
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr26063a
Citation:
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 2, no. 1722
Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (3rd ed.), no. 43
OID:
16193764
PID:
digcoll:4048100