An insane man (Tom Rakewell) sits on the floor manically grasping at his head, while two attendants manacle his legs: his lover, Sarah Young, cries in distress, they are surrounded by lunatics at Bethlem hospital, London. Engraving by H. Fernell after W. Hogarth, 1735.
- Hogarth, William, 1697-1764.
- [ca, 1840?]
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The rake's progress. Plate 8. Scene in Bedlam. From the original picture by Hogarth. Engraved by H. Fernell.
[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [ca, 1840?]
1 print : line engraving with etching ; image 11.7 x 14.5 cm
On the same mount is a line engraving which is a plate to: The gentleman's magazine, April 1816, pl. II, p. 305. Entitled: "Statues of the maniacs at Bethlem hospital, by Caius Gabriel Cibber." The engraver's monogram is also present: "HD". See record no. 25641i in this catalogue
The first state appears in: British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. III, pt. 1, London 1877, no. 2246
R. Paulson, Hogarth's graphic works, 3 ed., London 1989, no. 139
Wellcome Library no. 20044i
- Mentally ill.
- Kings and rulers.
- Psychiatric hospitals.
- Costume |Great Britain –18th century
- Psychiatric aides.
- Human behavior.
- Social classes.
- Mental illness.
- Psychiatric hospital patients |Restraint.
- London (England)
- Bethlem Royal Hospital (London, England)
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An insane man (Tom Rakewell) sits on the floor manically grasping at his head, while two attendants manacle his legs: his lover, Sarah Young, cries in distress, they are surrounded by lunatics at Bethlem hospital, London. Engraving by H. Fernell after W. Hogarth, 1735. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY