Marriage a la mode. Plate VI [graphic] : engraved from the original picture / painted by William Hogarth ; engraved by Richard Earlom.

Creator:
Earlom, Richard, 1743-1822, printmaker.
Published/Created:
[London] :
Pub. Augt. 1, 1800, by J. & J. Boydell, No. 90, Cheapside & at the Shakspeare Gallery, Pall Mall, London,
[1 August 1800]
Physical Description:
1 print : mezzotint on laid paper ; sheet 65.2 x 52.5 cm
Notes:
Title from British Museum catalogue.
In lower left corner: Size of picture 3 ft. x 2 ft. 4 in.
Sheet trimmed to plate mark.
CtY-LW
Abstract:
""The Lady's Death" (after the painting by Hogarth in the National Gallery); interior of a City merchant's house near London Bridge with the countess dying in a chair, an execution broadside at her feet indicates that Silvertongue has been hanged for killing her husband; 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 berates a simple-minded servant for procuring the laudanum with which the suicide has been effected and a doctor leaves by a door to left; the sparsely decorated room contrasts in every detail with the grand interior of Plate II of the series - chairs are heavy, the floor is bare, the clock is a simple weight-driven wall-clock, the paintings are Dutch peasant subjects, and a set of ledgers indicates that accounts are kept up to date."--British Museum online catalogue.
Variant Titles:
Marriage a la mode.
Topics:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, artist.
John and Josiah Boydell (Firm), publisher.
Language:
English
Genre:
Annotations (Provenance)--18th century.--CtY-LW
Mezzotints--England--London--1800.
Satires (Visual works)--England--1800.
Format:
Image
Rights:
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Call Number:
Hogarth
800.08.01.09++
Hogarth 800.08.01.09++ Box 310
Orbis Record:
11671100
Yale Collection:
LEWIS WALPOLE LIBRARY, Prints and Drawings
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr29959
Citation:
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 3, no. 2762
OID:
11046970
PID:
digcoll:551677