Marriage A-la-Mode, Plate III / Marriage A-la-Mode
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"The Inspection" (after the painting in the National Gallery); interior of a dispensary where the viscount has brought his child-mistress to visit M.de la Pillule whose remedy has not cured her venereal disease; a large, well-dressed woman (perhaps a procuress) looks angrily at the young man and opens a knife, while the quack polishes his glasses; the room contains numerous medical and scientific objects, including machines for straightening shoulders and for drawing corks, a dried crocodile, a narwhal's tusk, and two mummies. 1745 Etching and engraving
- Published in: London
- (Europe,British Isles,England,London)
- Height: 386 millimetres (plate mark)
- Width: 462 millimetres (plate mark)
- Height: 429 millimetres (sheet)
- Width: 506 millimetres (sheet)
Inscription ContentLettered with title and publication details, "Engraved by B. Baron/Invented Painted & Published by Wm. Hogarth/According to Act of Parliament April 1st. 1745"
British XVIIIc Mounted Imp
14 June 1996
Lift from mount, remove debris from verso and repair edge tears. Return to P&D with mounts and stamp verso if necessary.
Attached to mount around verso edges with white water based tape.
Removed from mount dry with palette knife. Adherend around verso edges moisturised with water applied with a paintbrush and object misted with water and placed over Gore-Tex. Adherend lifted off with tweezers and residual adhesive removed with water using scalpel and cotton wool. Pressed between blotters.
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Object reference number: PPA54570
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