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Marriage à la Mode (Plate IV)

18th century
383 x 465 mm (15.1 x 18.3 in.)

William Hogarth, British (English), (1697–1764)
Simon Francis Ravenet the Elder, aka Simon-François Ravenet, French, (1706–1774)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching and engraving on laid paper
State: Second of three states
Print impression quality: Very good
Series: Number 4 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 231.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1943
Accession Number: 1943.D1.106.4

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