A Rake's Progress, Plate 1

William Hogarth, English, 1697 - 1764

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published June 25, 1735

Etching and engraving on laid paper

Plate: 15 15/16 × 13 7/8 in. (40.5 × 35.3 cm)

Sheet: 21 5/8 × 13 7/8 in. (55 × 35.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Florence and Lansing Porter Moore 1937 Fund, the Mrs. Harvey P. Hood W.18 Fund, the Jean and Adolph Weil Jr. 1935 Fund, the Barbara Dau '78 Fund for European Art, and the Class of 1935 Memorial Fund

2015.9.1

Publisher

William Hogarth

Geography

Place Made: England, United Kingdom, Europe

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Print

Research Area

Print

Not on view

Inscriptions

In plate, below image: O vanity of Age, untoward, Ever Spleeny, ever forward! Why those Bolts & Massy Chains, Squint Suspicions, jealous Pains? / Why, thy toilsome Journey o’er, Lay’st thou in an useless store? Hope along with Time is flown, Nor canst thou reap ye. [e superscript] Field thou’st sown. / Hast Thou a Son? In Time be wise He views thy Toil with other Eyes __ Needs must thy kind, paternal Care, Lock’d in thy Chests, be buried there. / Whence then shall flow yt. [t superscript] friendly Ease, that social Converse, homefelt Peace, Familiar Duty without Dread, Instruction from Example bred, / That youthfull Mind with Freedom mend, And with ye. [e superscript] Father mix the Friend? / invented Painted ^& [superscript] Engrav’d by Wm. [m superscript] Hogarth & Publish’d June ye. [e superscript] 25, 1735. According to Act of Parliament. / Plate 1.

Exhibition History

A Space for Dialogue 94, Society Engraved, Jules Wheaton, Class of 2019, Levinson Intern, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 22-August 4, 2019.

Publication History

Jules Wheaton, Class of 2019, Levinson Intern, A Space for Dialogue 94, Society Engraved, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2019.

Provenance

C. G. Boerner, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2015.

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