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Marriage à la Mode (Plate II)

18th century
380 x 465 mm (15 x 18.3 in.)

After William Hogarth, British (English), (1697–1764)
Engraved by Bernard Baron, French, (1696–ca. 1766)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching and engraving on laid paper
State: Fourth of five states
Print impression quality: Very good
Series: Number 2 from set of six engravings Marriage à la Mode
Edition: Dated June 1745. The DAC set was printed after a lock of hair was added to the woman’s forehead in Plate 2, so these are not early impressions.
Marks: Inscribed in plate, lower left: “Invented Painted & Published by Wm. Hogarth” with name of engraver inscribed lower right
Bibliography: Paulson 229.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1943
Accession Number: 1943.D1.106.2

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  • marriage
  • satire - Artistic device holding up human folly and vice to scorn, derision, or ridicule. [November 1994 scope note added; related term added; alternate term added. May 1994 related term added.]
  • social satire

  • plate Dimensions: 380 x 465 mm (15 x 18.3 in.)

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