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Plate six, from A Harlot's Progress

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

Having expired at a young age from venereal disease, Hogarth’s harlot does not appear in the final plate of the series. She is represented by her coffin, which serves mainly as a bar. The drunkenly distraught figure at the lower right may be Moll’s former madam, but otherwise the company at the wake appears mostly unaffected by the death. One woman tries on a bonnet, likely Moll’s, before a mirror, while a parson gropes a prostitute and spills his drink.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

William Hogarth

Title

Plate six, 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: 31.9 × 38.8 cm (12 9/16 × 15 5/16 in.); Sheet: 43.7 × 53.5 cm (17 1/4 × 21 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

The Amanda S. Johnson and Marion J. Livingston Fund

Reference Number

2015.216.6

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