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A bailiff grabs Ramble Gripe by the collar as he steps out from a sedan chair, near St. James's Palace. Engraving by Thomas Bowles, 1735.

Hogarth, William, 1697-1764.

About this work


"The faithful girl he us'd so ill, spite of his falsehood, loves him still", and intervenes by holding out a handful of money offering to pay the rake's debt. Up a ladder is a lampman who accidentally tips "oyl" onto the rake's fine coat. A Welshman may be identified by the leek, worn on St David's day, in his hat.


[London] ([no 13 in Cornhill]) : [printed for John Bowles]

Physical description

1 print : engraving, with etching ; image 22.7 x 31 cm.


Going to court he's arrested at St. James's Gate.

Publications note

R. Paulson, Hogarth's graphic works, London 1989, 3rd edition, related to 135
D. Kunzle, P̀lagiaries-by-memory of the Rake's Progress and the genesis of Hogarth's second picture story', Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, 29, 1966, plate 59b


Wellcome Library no. 38342i

Lettering note

Verses beneath the print



  • English

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