Marriage à la mode. Plate II [graphic] : engraved from the original plate / painted by William Hogarth ; engraved by Richard Earlom.

Creator:
Earlom, Richard, 1743-1822, printmaker.
Published/Created:
[London] :
Pubd. Jun 4, 1796 by J. & J. Boydell, No. 90 Cheapside & at the Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall, London,
[4 June 1796]
Physical Description:
1 print : mezzotint with etching and engraving on laid paper ; sheet 50.7 x 63.6 cm
Notes:
Title and plate number etched below image.
Sheet trimmed to plate mark.
CtY-LW
In lower left corner: Size of picture 3 ft. x 2 ft. 4 in.
The portrait of the rake is said to be of Francis Hayman, and the steward, Mr. Edward Swallow, butler to Archbishop Herring. See J.C. Smith.
No. 2 in a series of 6 images; this one known as "The breakfast scene."
Cf. Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works (3rd ed.), no. 159.
Abstract:
The scene shows the young newlyweds at breakfast in a large, well-furnished room but in a state of disorder as after a night's entertainment. The night's activities are suggested by the book "Hoyle on whist" open on the rug in the middle of the floor, a deck of cards on the floor below a card table in the next room, and in the foreground a violin in its open case sits on the back of an overturned chair, a second violin case beside it. The steward walks away in disgust at his apparent failure to engage either the husband or the wife in addressing the wad of bills that he has in his hands. Through an archway, a dishevelled and sleepy servant scratches his cap; the walls are decorated with paintings of religious figures.
Variant Titles:
Marriage à la mode.
Topics:
Interiors--England--18th centry.
Marriage.
Spouses.
Topics:
Hayman, Francis,--1708-1776--Portraits.
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, artist.
Hogarth, William,--1697-1764.--Marriage à la mode.
John and Josiah Boydell (Firm), publisher.
Swallow, Edward--Portraits.
Language:
English
Genre:
Mezzotints--England--London--1796.
Satires (Visual works)--England--1796
Format:
Image
Rights:
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Call Number:
Hogarth
796.06.04.01++
Hogarth 796.06.04.01++ Impression 1 Box 310
Orbis Record:
8613308
Yale Collection:
LEWIS WALPOLE LIBRARY, Prints and Drawings
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr29955
Citation:
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 3, no. 2706
Smith, J.C. British mezzotinto portraits, v.1, p. 259-60
OID:
11046966
PID:
digcoll:552046