The sleepy congregation [graphic] = La congregation tout endormi / W. Hogarth pinxt. et sculpt.

Published/Created:
[Paris?]
[publisher not identified]
[1790s?]
Physical Description:
1 print : engraving on wove paper ; plate mark 175 x 129 mm, on sheet 195 x 150 mm.
Notes:
Title from caption below image.
Copy of the print by William Hogarth.
Michael Finney; April 2013.
Mounted to 285 x 219 mm.
Abstract:
A view of the interior of a church where the congregation (right) sleeps as the clergyman in his pulpit reads from the gospel; he uses a magnifying glass to read the text; an hour glass extends from the side of the pulpit. Below the clergyman sits the clerk who holds his eyeglasses in his hand and eyes the exposed bosom of a young woman asleep on the left rather than the volume before him. The young woman's holds in her hands a fan and book open to the word "matrimony". Above the stained-glass windows a cupid hovers with his bow.
Variant Titles:
Congregation tout endormi
Associated Names:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Artist]
Topics:
Caricatures
Churches
Clergy
Pews
Preaching
Religious services
Sleeping
Language:
English
Genre:
Engravings -- France -- Paris -- 1790
Satires (Visual works) -- France -- 1790
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
These images are provided for study purposes only. For publication or other use of images from the Library's collection, please contact the Lewis Walpole Library at walpole@yale.edu. Further details on the Library's photoduplication policy are available at http://www.library.yale.edu/walpole/html/research/rights_reproductions.html
Call Number:
Hogarth 790.00.00.02 Box 115
Orbis Record:
11332667
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr29649
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10996980
PID:
digcoll:552580