A Rake's Progress, Plate 2

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

2015.9.2

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: invented by Wm. [m superscript] Hogarth & Publish’d According to Act of Parliament June ye. [e superscript] 25. 1735. / Plate 2d. [d superscript] / Prosperity, (with Harlot’s smiles, Most pleasing, when she most beguiles,) How soon, Sweet foe, can all thy Train of false, gay, frantick, loud & vain. / enter the unprovided Mind, And Memory in fetters bind; Load faith and Love with golden chain, And sprinkle Lethe ore the Brain! / Pleasure on her silver Throne Smiling comes, not comes alone; Venus moves with her alon, And smooth Lyoeus, ever young. / And in their Train, to fill the Press, Come apish Dance, and swollen Excess, Mechanic Honour, vicious Taste, And fashion in her changing Vest

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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