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Plate four, 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

Arrested and thrown into prison, the now prominently pockmarked Moll proves inadequate to the physical labor of beating hemp for hangmen’s nooses. Amid cardsharps and debtors, she appears particularly out of place in her elaborate dress. But she seems destined for even more difficult straits, given that both her former servant and the jailer’s wife are seen here stealing from her.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

William Hogarth

Title

Plate four, from A Harlot's Progress

Place

England (Artist's nationality)

Date

1732

Medium

Engraving in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

Image: 30.2 × 37.9 cm (11 15/16 × 14 15/16 in.); Plate: 31.5 × 38.8 cm (12 7/16 × 15 5/16 in.); Sheet: 43.6 × 53.6 cm (17 3/16 × 21 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

The Amanda S. Johnson and Marion J. Livingston Fund

Reference Number

2015.216.4

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