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A nobleman and an alderman sit at a table neggotiating a marriage settlement between the son of the former and the daughter of the latter. Engraving by Louis Gérard Scotin after William Hogarth, 1745.

Hogarth, William, 1697-1764.
Date
April 1st, 1745
Reference
38350i
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A sumptuous room decorated with paintings is occupied by a nobleman with a bandaged foot, a spectacled merchant, a usurer, a lawyer and a couple who sit together on a couchThe nobleman, "Rt. Honourable lord Viscount Squanderfield", sits between a pair of crutches. His bandaged foot signfies gout caused by a life of eating and drinking. He points to a family tree which is inscribed "William Duke of Normandy". The dandified groom wears a patch on his neck and effetely takes a pinch of snuff. Two dogs are manacled together, their bonded state alluding to the fate of this marriage. Through the window a grand Palladian building covered in scaffolding is being built. Among the paintings are various images of martyrs such as Saints Sebastian, Lawrence and Agnes

Publication/Creation

[London] : Wm Hogarth, April 1st, 1745.

Physical description

1 print : engraving, with etching ; image 35.4 x 44.5 cm.

Lettering

Marriage-a-la-mode, (plate 1). invented painted & published by Wm Hogarth. According to act of parliament April 1st, 1745. Engraved by G. Scotin

Edition

[Paulson's state V].

Publications note

R. Paulson, Hogarth's graphic works, London 1989, 3rd edition, no. 158
British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, London 1877, vol. 3, no. 2688
R.L.S. Cowley, Hogarth's Marriage-a-la-Mode: a review of Hogarth's narrative art, (Ithaca and Manchester, 1983)

Lettering note

A document is inscribed "morgtage" and the two pieces of paper are inscribed "1000"

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 38350i

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