Two episodes in Tristram Shandy: (left) four figures smoking and relaxing in Shandy Hall; (right) the baptism of Tristram. Engraving after W. Hogarth.
- Hogarth, William, 1697-1764.
- [between 1830 and 1839?]
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The left scene shows Hogarth's composition used as frontispiece to vol. 1 of Tristram Shandy, April 1760 (Paulson 233 ): on the left Dr Slop is asleep, on the right Corporal Trim reads a sermon on Conscience, and in the background Walter Shandy and Uncle Toby smoke and drink. The right scene shows Hogarth's composition used as frontispiece to vol. 4 of Tristram Shandy, 1761 (Paulson 234 ): Walter Shandy, having had trouble with his trousers, arrives too late at the baptism of his son to prevent him being baptised with the name Tristram