- Museum number
- Object: Transubstantiation satirized.
Copy of the Virgin seated in the clouds, feeding a naked child with irradiated head into the large hopper of a windmill; wafers, the product of the mill, falling onto a patera held up by a short figure in a white surplice; a stout priest, intended as a Roman Catholic, giving the sacrament to a kneeling figure at left, another kneeling behind; after Livesay after Hogarth; illustration to Samuel Ireland's 'Graphic Illustrations of Hogarth' (vol. I, 1794, opposite p. 122). c. 1794
Etching and aquatint
- Production date
- 1794 (c.)
Height: 223 millimetres (cropped)
Width: 143 millimetres (cropped)
- Curator's comments
- The composition is shown in a painting in the background of Hogarth's oil sketch 'The Marriage Contract' (Ashmolean), c. 1732, an early work which rehearses some of the themes of 'The Rake's Progress'; see also BM Satires 2152; 1875,0213.391.
Companion plate to 1858,0417.481.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Graphic Illustrations of Hogarth
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- Prints and Drawings
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