The sleepy congregation [graphic] / invented by W. Hogarth ; Chas. Corbet fecit.

Creator:
Purcell, Richard, approximately 1736- approximately 1768, printmaker.
Published/Created:
London :
Printed for Robt. Sayer, No. 53 Fleet Street,
[between 1746 and 1766]
Physical Description:
1 print : mezzotint, hand-colored ; plate mark 355 x 251 mm, on sheet 365 x 262 mm
Notes:
Title from caption below image.
Charles Corbet is one of the many pseudonyms of Richard Purcell. See Union List of Artists Names.
Copy of No. 2285. See v. 3 of Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires.
Cf. Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (3rd ed.), no. 140.
Abstract:
The scene is the interior of a perpendicular Gothic church. The sand in the hourglass has run out, but the preacher continues to lecture, oblivious to the fact that his congregation has fallen asleep. The clerk below the pulpit eyes the bosom of the young woman sleeping in the lower right, fan in one hand and a book open to "... of Matrimony" about to slip from her fingers.
Topics:
Clergy.
Lust.
Preaching.
Religion.
Religious services.
Sleeping.
Topics:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, artist.
Language:
English
Genre:
Mezzotints--England--London--1746.
Satires (Visual works)--England--1746.
Format:
Image
Rights:
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Call Number:
765.00.00.38+
Hogarth 765.00.00.38+ Box 200
Orbis Record:
11760600
Yale Collection:
LEWIS WALPOLE LIBRARY, Prints and Drawings
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr30895
OID:
11047068
PID:
digcoll:551364