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Plate three, from A Harlot's Progress

A work made of engraving in black on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1732

Artist:

William Hogarth
English, 1697-1764

About this artwork

In this print Moll has gone from being the kept woman to a common prostitute, with markedly shabbier surroundings and a servant whose nose has been partially eaten away by syphilis. Hogarth even posted a print by her bed depicting the highwayman Macheath, antihero of the wildly popular Beggar’s Opera, to suggest the rough company she keeps. She is oblivious as magistrates enter the sparsely furnished room to arrest her.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

William Hogarth

Title

Plate three, from A Harlot's Progress

Place

England (Artist's nationality)

Date

1732

Medium

Engraving in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

Image: 30 × 37.5 cm (11 13/16 × 14 13/16 in.); Plate: 32.3 × 39.3 cm (12 3/4 × 15 1/2 in.); Sheet: 43.7 × 53.6 cm (17 1/4 × 21 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

The Amanda S. Johnson and Marion J. Livingston Fund

Reference Number

2015.216.3

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