Marriage A-la-Mode, Plate IV

Simon François Ravenet, French, 1706 - 1774
after William Hogarth, English, 1697 - 1764



Etching and engraving on wove paper

Plate: 15 1/16 × 18 3/8 in. (38.3 × 46.6 cm)

Sheet: 17 11/16 × 22 3/16 in. (44.9 × 56.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through a gift from the Hermit Hill Charitable Lead Trust



Place Made: England, United Kingdom, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, lower right: S. Ravenet; inscribed, in plate, lower left: Invented Painted & Published by W.m Hogarth; inscribed, in plate, lower center: Marriage A-la-Mode, (Plate IV); inscribed, in plate, lower right: According to Act of Parliament April 1st. 1745

Course History

ENGL 20, Age of Satire, Alysia Garrison, Winter 2014

ARTH 48, Rococo to Neoclassicism, Kristin O'Rourke, Fall 2014

ENGL 22, The Rise of the Novel, Alysia Garrison, Spring 2015

ENGL 22, Rise of the Novel, Alysia Garrison, Spring 2019

Exhibition History

No Laughing Matter: Visual Humor in Ideas of Race, Nationality, and Ethnicity, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, in conjunction with the Humanities Institute, Leslie Center for the Humanities, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 6-December 9, 2007.

Pictur'd Morals: Prints by William Hogarth, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 16-October 26, 1997.

Publication History

Bernadette Fort and Angela Rosenthal, eds., The Other Hogarth: The Aesthetics of Difference, Princeton, New Jersey and Oxfordshire, England: Princeton University Press, 2001, 320 pp., Cover ill., ill. p. 33, Fig. M4, ill. p.170, Fig. 70(detail), ill. p. 266, Fig. 114(detail), ill. p. 267, Fig. 115(detail).

Angela Rosenthal (Chapter 4), Das Subjekt und die Anderen: Interkulturalitat und Geschlechterdifferenz, edited by Karl Holz, Viktoria Schmidt-Linsenhoff and Herbert Uerlings, Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag, 2001, 300 pp., ill. p. 113.


Andrew Edmunds Prints & Drawings, London, United Kingdom; sold to present collection, 1997.

Catalogue Raisonne

R. Paulson, Hogarth's Graphic Works, London, 1989, no. 161.

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