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A Harlot's Progress, Plate 2 / A Harlot's Progress

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1858,0417.545

  • Title (object)

    • A Harlot's Progress, Plate 2

    Title (series)

    • A Harlot's Progress
  • Description

    A lavishly furnished bedroom; Moll distracts her wealthy Jewish protector by exposing a breast and at the same time tipping over a tea-table so that her lover can slip quietly out of the room; in the foreground a mask lies on a table, a pet monkey scampers away with a piece of lace and a black boy dressed in a feathered turban and carrying a silver kettle starts with horror as expensive porcelain is shattered; on the far wall are pictures of Old Testament subjects (Jonah IV.8 and 2 Samuel VI.1-5). 1732 Etching and engraving

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1732
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 312 millimetres
    • Width: 375 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below image, "Plate 2./Wm. Hogarth invt. pinxt. et sculpt.".
  • Bibliography

    • Paulson 1989 122.I bibliographic details
    • Paulson 1965/70 122.I bibliographic details
    • BM Satires 2046 bibliographic details
  • Location

    British XVIIIc Mounted Roy

  • Exhibition history

    1998 Jan-Apr, USA, Berkeley AM, Hogarth and his Times 1998 Jun-Aug, Ottawa, NGC, Hogarth and his Times 1998 Sep-Nov, USA, NY, Columbia Univ, Hogarth and his Times

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1858

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1858,0417.545

A lavishly furnished bedroom; Moll distracts her wealthy Jewish protector by exposing a breast and at the same time tipping over a tea-table so that her lover can slip quietly out of the room; in the foreground a mask lies on a table, a pet monkey scampers away with a piece of lace and a black boy dressed in a feathered turban and carrying a silver kettle starts with horror as expensive porcelain is shattered; on the far wall are pictures of Old Testament subjects (Jonah IV.608 and 2 Samuel VI). 1732
Etching and engraving

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A lavishly furnished bedroom; Moll distracts her wealthy Jewish protector by exposing a breast and at the same time tipping over a tea-table so that her lover can slip quietly out of the room; in the foreground a mask lies on a table, a pet monkey scampers away with a piece of lace and a black boy dressed in a feathered turban and carrying a silver kettle starts with horror as expensive porcelain is shattered; on the far wall are pictures of Old Testament subjects (Jonah IV.608 and 2 Samuel VI). 1732 Etching and engraving

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