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Marriage A-la-Mode, Plate III / Marriage A-la-Mode

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  • Title (object)

    • Marriage A-la-Mode, Plate III

    Title (series)

    • Marriage A-la-Mode
  • Description

    "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


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  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1745
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 384 millimetres
    • Width: 460 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title and publication details, "Engraved by B. Baron/Invented Painted & Published by Wm. Hogarth/According to Act of Parliament April 1st. 1745"
  • Bibliography

    • Paulson 1989 160.I bibliographic details
    • Paulson 1965/70 230.I bibliographic details
    • BM Satires 2717 bibliographic details
  • Location

    British XVIIIc Unmounted Imp

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  • Acquisition notes

    Lugt records that the Marriage A-la-Mode series in Utterson's sale sold for £27.10s. The P&D register (1857-2-28-63 to 69) includes not only one impression of each plate, but an unfinished proof of Plate I. The impression of Plate II (1857-2-28-65) was transferred to the Ministry of Works as a duplicate on 3.iv.1946 (note in register signed by A. E. Popham).

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


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