Marriage A La Mode. William Hogarth.
Marriage A La Mode

Marriage A La Mode

London: Wm. Hogarth, 1745. Stiff Wraps. Complete set of 6 etchings, each 45 x 63.5 cm. plate size, with image size 36 x 45.5 cm. on heavy laid paper. Plates are in the following states: Plate one (fifth state), Plate two (third state), Plate three (second state), Plate four (probable third state), Plate five (fourth state), Plate six (third state). PAULSEN 228-233. Painted by Hogarth between 1743 and 1745, satirizes 18th-century society: the disastrous results of an ill-considered marriage for money or social status. The plate by plate progression captures usury, infidelity, syphilis, murder and suicide. Plates are bright, clean and fresh. First and last plates are presented: the contracted marriage, and the death of the bride from syphilis, the brace on the child's leg denoting the transmission of her mother's disease. Plates 2-5 on request. Six original engravings. Fine. Item #22239

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