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Marriage à-la-mode, pl. 6

Marriage à-la-mode, pl. 6

Item Information

Title:
Marriage à-la-mode, pl. 6
Title (alt.):
Marriage a-la-mode (Plate VI)
Description:
The countess is dying in a chair, an execution broadside at her feet indicates that Silvertongue has been hanged for killing her husband. Her young child (wearing a leg brace as a result of congenital syphilis) is held up for a last kiss by an old woman, while her father removes her wedding ring. The sparsely decorated room contrasts in every detail with the grand interior of Plate II of the series.
Engraver:
Scotin, Gérard Jean Baptiste, 1698-approximately 1755
Artist:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764
Publisher:
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764
Name on Item:
Invented Painted & Published by Wm. Hogarth. Engraved by G. Scotin
Date:
(c) April 1, 1745
Format:
Prints
Genre:
Etchings
Engravings
Satires (Visual works)
Location:
Boston Public Library
Print Department
Collection (local):
William Hogarth (1697-1764). Prints
Subjects:
Nobility
Suicides
Merchants
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764. Marriage à la mode
Extent:
1 print : etching and engraving ; plate mark 39 x 47 cm
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Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
Publisher:
Wm. Hogarth
Notes (date):
Date from item.
Notes (citation):
Paulson, Ronald. "Hogarth's Graphic Works." The Print Room, 1989, London.
Notes:
Title from catalogue raisonné.
Alternative title from item.
Paulson: 163
Notes (object):
The sixth plate of the Marriage A-la-Mode series. Plate based on "The Lady's Death," a painting by Hogarth.
Language:
English
Identifier:
18_06_000031
Barcode:
36666003800253