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Tavern Scene
  • William Hogarth
    born: London, England, United Kingdom ; died: London, England, United Kingdom
  • Tavern Scene, circa 1735
  • A Rake's Progress
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • etching
  • Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 355 x 408 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 458 x 591 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 14 x 16 1/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 18 1/16 x 23 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 25 in
  • Gift of Mrs. J. R. Carstairs in honor of Mrs. Henry Werner
  • Not on display
  • 1958.0005.03
Label Text

A tavern interior with men and women. To the left is a man with a sword--with a drink in right hand, has his watch taken by a bare breasted woman sitting next to him. Woman in the right foreground is either dressing or undressing--clothes and dishes at her feet. Women around a table drinking, one woman spits at another.