A Rake's Progress, Plate 4

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 College: 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

2015.9.4

Publisher

William Hogarth

Geography/Culture

Europe, Great Britain and Ireland

Period

18th century

Object Name

Print

Classification

Print

Not on view

Inscription

In plate, below image: O vanity of Youthfull Blood, so by Misuse to poison Good! Reason awakes, & views unbar’d The sacred Gates he watch’d to guard; / Approaching views the Harpy Law And Poverty with icy Paw / Ready to seize the poor Remains That Vice hath left of all his Gains. / Cold Penitence, lame After-Though, With Fears, Despair, & Horrors fraught, / Call back his guilty Pleasures dead, Whom he hath wrong’d & whom betray’d. / Invented Painted & [superscript] Engrav’d by Wm. [m superscript] Hogarth & Publish’d June ye. [e superscript] 25. 1735. According to Act of Parliament. _______ Plate 4.

Provenance

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

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