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Noon / The Four Times of Day

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • Noon

    Title (series)

    • The Four Times of Day
  • Description

    Scene in St Giles's-in-the-Fields with an elegant crowd leaving the French Huguenot church contrasted with rowdy Londoners outside a tavern with the sign of the Good Woman (one without a head); in the foreground, left, a black man embraces a servant girl and a small boy (evidently intended by his curly red hair to be identified as one of the Irish inhabitants of the area) cries because he has broken a pie-dish. 1738 Etching and engraving


  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1738
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 477 millimetres
    • Width: 384 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title and publication line, "Invented Painted & Engraved by Wm. Hogarth & Publish'd March 25. 1738 according to Act of Parliament".
  • Bibliography

    • Paulson 1989 147.II bibliographic details
    • Paulson 1965/70 153.II bibliographic details
    • BM Satires 2370 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Imp)

  • Exhibition history

    2004-2013, London, Foundling Museum, long term loan

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition date

    1837 (before)

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


Noon by William Hogarth

Noon by William Hogarth

Image description



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