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The Sleeping Congregation

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1868,0822.1540

  • Title (object)

    • The Sleeping Congregation
  • Description

    Interior of a church where the congregation sleeps as the clergyman reads from the gospel and the clerk eyes the exposed bosom of a young woman asleep on the right. 1736 Etching and engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1736
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 262 millimetres
    • Width: 206 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with text within image and publication line below, "Invented Engraved & Published October 26: 1736 by Wm. Hogarth Pursuant to an Act of Parliament. Price One Shilling."
  • Curator's comments

    Stephens identifies the preacher as John Theophilus Desaguliers

  • Bibliography

    • Paulson 1989 140.I bibliographic details
    • Paulson 1965/70 140.I bibliographic details
    • BM Satires 2285 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (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

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1868

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1868,0822.1540

Interior of a church where the congregation sleeps as the clergyman reads from the gospel and the clerk eyes the exposed bosom of a young woman. 1736  Etching and engraving

Interior of a church where the congregation sleeps as the clergyman reads from the gospel and the clerk eyes the exposed bosom of a young woman. 1736 Etching and engraving

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