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Time Smoking a Picture

18th century
245 x 180 mm (9.6 x 7.1 in.)

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

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching and mezzotint on laid paper
State: Second of two states
Print impression quality: Good
Edition: Dated March 1761. The print was intended as a subscription ticket for an engraving of “Sigismunda” (never executed).
Bibliography: Paulson 207 ii/ii.
Credit Line: Purchase funds, 1962
Accession Number: 1962.18.1

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  • allegory
  • art - Use with reference to the study or practice of the fine arts or the fine and decorative arts together. With reference to the visual and performing arts together, use "arts." For actual works or objects of the fine or decorative arts, use "works of art" or "art objects." [November 1994 related term added. March 1991 scope note changed.]
  • 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: 245 x 180 mm (9.6 x 7.1 in.)

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