Marriage a-la-mode. [graphic] / Plate IV
Lewis Walpole Library > Marriage a-la-mode. [graphic] / Plate IV
- Marriage a-la-mode. [graphic] / Plate IV
- Ravenet, Simon François, 1706-1774 printmaker
- Published / Created
- [1 April 1745]
- Publication Place
- Wm. Hogarth
The countess holds a morning levée in her lavishly decorated bedroom. Her hairdresser curls her hair as she chats with her lawyer, Silvertongue, who is making arrangements to meet her at a masquerade (as shown on the screen). Others in the room include a female friend and her husband; a castrato singer accompanied by a flautist; a young black man who serves chocolate to the party; and a small black boy who points to the horns of a figure of Actaeon purchased at an auction with other objects, including a fake mermaid and a plate with the scene of Leda and the swan; playing cards and invitations are on the floor in the lower right. On the walls are paintings of biblical stories and mythology, including Lot's Daughters, Jupiter and Io, and Rape of Ganymede
Title engraved below image.
State from Paulson.
After the painting "The Toilette" in the National Gallery, London.
On page 117 in volume 2. Sheet trimmed to: 38.3 x 46.4 cm.
- 1 print : plate mark 35.6 x 46.7 cm, on sheet 47.7 x 61.9 cm
- [State 3].
- Lewis Walpole Library
- Call Number
- Folio 75 H67 800 v.2 (Oversize)
- Collection Title
- Plate 19. Queen Charlotte's collection of Hogarth works.
- Collection/Other Creator
- Charlotte, Queen, consort of George III, King of Great Britain, 1744-1818, collector.
- Collection Date
- [England], [1732-1764]
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Satires (Visual works) England 1745
Engravings England London 1745
Etchings England London 1745
- etching and engraving on laid paper ;
- Subject (Geographic)
- Great Britain.
- Subject (Topic)
Blacks > Great Britain
England > 1745
England > London > 1745
Steevens, George, 1736-1800 > Ownership
Perrins, Charles William Dyson, 1864-1958 > Ownership
Sotheby, Frederick Edward, 1837-1909 > Ownership
Charlotte, Queen, consort of George III, King of Great Britain, 1744-1818 > Ownership
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