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Title

A rake's progress: plate 8

1735

Artist

William Hogarth

England

10 Nov 1697 - 25 or 26 October 1764

  • 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    William Hogarth

    Artist profile

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    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

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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