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A Harlot's Progress, Plate 1 / A Harlot's Progress

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  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • A Harlot's Progress, Plate 1

    Title (series)

    • A Harlot's Progress
  • Description

    A scene outside the Bell Inn; a country girl, Moll Hackabout, just arrived on the York Wagon, meets an extravagantly dressed bawd (Mother Needham); a clergyman on horseback fails to notice the encounter, but a lecherous old gentleman (Colonel Charteris) eyes the girl with anticipation. 1732 Etching and engraving


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  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1732
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 311 millimetres (cropped)
    • Width: 383 millimetres (cropped)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with text within image and below in margin with a cross at centre, and "A Harlots Progress Plate 1./Wm Hogarth invt: pinxt: et scu[...]"
  • Bibliography

    • Paulson 1989 121.IV bibliographic details
    • Paulson 1965/70 121.IV bibliographic details
    • BM Satires 2031 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number



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