In prison, Ramble Gripe pores over a document ignoring the harangues from his elderly wife and the sobs of his loyal sweetheart who visit him. Engraving by Thomas Bowles, 1735.
- Bowles, Thomas, II, active 1712-1767.
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A turnkey surveys the scene and holds a book inscribed "garnish". A youth holds out a jug of ale and some cheese, holding out his hand for money. One of the Fleet prisoners examines a paper outlining a scheme for paying off the national debt. Nearby another inmate is manacled. He points to his neck alluding to his forthcoming execution by hanging. The prison wall on the right is covered with graffiti
[London] ([no 13 in Cornhill]) : [printed for John Bowles], 
1 print : engraving, with etching ; image 23.6 x 31 cm.
Confined to prison he reflects on his ill conduct and misfortunes.
R. Paulson, Hogarth's graphic works, London 1989, 3rd edition. related to 138
D. Kunzle, Plagiaries-by-memory of the Rake's Progress and the genesis of Hogarth's second picture story, 29, 1966, plate 61a
Wellcome Library no. 38346i