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The Laughing Audience

18th century
185 x 174 mm (7.3 x 6.9 in.)

William Hogarth, British (English), (1697–1764)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching on laid paper
State: Fourth of four states
Print impression quality: Very good
Edition: Dated December 1733. The print was used as a subscription ticket for "Southwark Fair" and "A Rake's Progress."
Bibliography: Paulson 130 iv/iv.
Credit Line: Funds donated by the Selgreen Foundation, Inc., 1955
Accession Number: 1955.3.2

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  • genre - Use for pictorial representations, which may be in various media, that represent scenes or events from everyday life; usually used with another term such as "paintings" or "prints." [April 1991 descriptor moved.]
  • theater (discipline) - Use for the professionally oriented study of theater, involving training, practice, and study in the processes of doing theater. For the academically oriented study of theater, use "drama." [August 1995 descriptor changed, was "theater". April 1993 related term added.]

  • plate Dimensions: 185 x 174 mm (7.3 x 6.9 in.)

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