[After] [graphic] / invented, engraved & published Decmbr. [the] 15th 1736 by Wm. Hogarth pursuant to an act of Parliament.
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, printmaker.
[London] : [Wm. Hogarth], [15 December 1736]
1 print : etching and engraving on wove paper ; plate mark 41.0 x 34 cm, on sheet 41.7 x 48 cm
Title and state from Paulson. Companion print to Hogarth's Before, published on the same date. Not in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires.
Following the seduction, the young man pulls up his breeches while the young woman clings to his arm with an adoring, pleading look on her face. On the wall are two pictures one entitled "Before" and the other "After"; in the first Cupid is lighting a firework, in the second he is pointing to a spent firework. The dresser is turned over, the mirror and chamber pot broken; the curtain rod around the bed has been pulled down. The dog is curled asleep under the chair on which her corset sits. The woman's head is framed by the shell on the head.
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