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.
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
Topics:
Caricatures.
Churches.
Clergy.
Pews.
Preaching.
Religious services.
Sleeping.
Topics:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, artist.
Language:
English
Genre:
Engravings--France--Paris--1790.
Satires (Visual works)--France--1790.
Format:
Image
Rights:
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Call Number:
Hogarth
790.00.00.02
Hogarth 790.00.00.02 Box 115
Orbis Record:
11332667
Yale Collection:
LEWIS WALPOLE LIBRARY, Prints and Drawings
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr29649
OID:
10996980
PID:
digcoll:552580