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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.

  • Hogarth, William, 1697-1764.
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[ca, 1840?]
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20044i
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Credit: 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. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark

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[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [ca, 1840?]

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1 print : line engraving with etching ; image 11.7 x 14.5 cm

Lettering

The rake's progress. Plate 8. Scene in Bedlam. From the original picture by Hogarth. Engraved by H. Fernell.

Notes

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

References note

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

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Wellcome Library no. 20044i

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