A Rake's Progress, Plate 5

William Hogarth, English, 1697 - 1764


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



William Hogarth


Europe, Great Britain and Ireland


18th century

Object Name




Not on view


: In plate, below image: New to ye. [e superscript] School of hard mishap, Driven from ye. [e superscript] Ease of Fortune’s Lap, / What Shames will Nature not embrace, T’avoid less Shame of lean Distress? / Gold can the Charms of Youth bestow, and mask Deformity with Shew; / Gold can avert ye. [e superscript] Sting of Shame, In Winter’s Arms create a Flame, / Can couple Youth with hoary Age, And make Antipathies engage. / Invented Painted & Engrav’d by Wm [m superscript] Hogarth & Publish’d June ye. [e superscript] 25 1735. According to Act of Parliament. _______ Plate 5.


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

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