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Plates four, five, and six from A Harlot's Progress

A work made of three etchings from three plates, two in red ink and one in olive green ink, on cream wove paper, laid down on off-white laid paper.
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  • A work made of three etchings from three plates, two in red ink and one in olive green ink, on cream wove paper, laid down on off-white laid paper.

Date:

1732/61

Artist:

William Hogarth
English, 1697-1764

About this artwork

Despite the resounding success of A Harlot’s Progress, William Hogarth waited over ten years to release a second edition. Before the implementation of the 1735 Engraver’s Act, he had little recourse to combat plagiarism. This rare unmounted fan leaf is printed with colorful, reduced-scale etchings of the harlot’s entry into the workhouse, final moments, and funeral. A complete fan would have boasted the three earlier scenes on the other side; indeed, the folds in the paper suggest the impression may once have been fitted for use. Hogarth is said to have given such moralizing items to his servants.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

William Hogarth

Title

Plates four, five, and six from A Harlot's Progress

Origin

England

Date

Made 1732–1761

Medium

Three etchings from three plates, two in red ink and one in olive green ink, on cream wove paper, laid down on off-white laid paper

Dimensions

130 × 155 mm (image/plate, left); 130 × 150 mm (image/plate, center); 144 × 140 mm (image/plate, right); 155 × 501 mm (primary support); 296 × 510 mm (secondary support)

Credit Line

Joseph Brooks Fair Fund

Reference Number

1947.144

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