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: 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

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 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.

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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