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Title

A rake's progress: plate 8

1735


Artist

William Hogarth

England

10 Nov 1697 - 25 or 26 October 1764


About

In the final scene Tom is stripped of his clothes and reason, shackled and lying on the floor of Bethlem Hospital (Bedlam). A company of madmen surrounds him, all suffering from various delusions, while his devoted lover weeps by his side. In the background a pair of fashionable lady sightseers is entertained by the naked kin, urinating in cell 55.

Peter Raissis, Prints & drawings Europe 1500–1900, 2014


Details


Other Title

A rake's progress: the madhouse


Date

1735


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching and engraving


Edition

iii of 3 states


Dimensions

36.0 x 41.0 cm platemark; 37.6 x 43.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 2006


Location

Not on display


Accession number

54.2006.8


Artist information

William Hogarth

Works in the collection

32


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Ronald Paulson, Hogarth’s graphic works, London, 1989, pp 89–91, 97–98, no 139, illus pp 316–18.

Ronald Paulson, Hogarth's graphic works, New Haven, 1965, no 139.

Peter Raissis, Prints & drawings Europe 1500-1900, Sydney, 2014, p 76, illus p 79.