The elaborately dressed rake holds a purse as a man presents him with an invoice; a lace-seller, a fencing master, a violin player, a cocker and a jockey represent the services and pursuits he is engaged in. Engraving by Thomas Bowles, 1735.
- Bowles, Thomas, II, active 1712-1767.
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Standing next to the rake is his "favourite miss". On the walls are three paintings: a horse race, Hogarth's Midnight Modern Conversation and a scene of a cockfight. A mask lies discarded on the floor
[London] ([no 13 in Cornhill]) : [printed for John Bowles], 
1 print : engraving, with etching ; image 23 x 30.9 cm.
His expensive levee.
R. Paulson, Hogarth's graphic works, London 1989, 3rd edition, related to 133
D. Kunzle, "Plagiaries-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 55b
Wellcome Library no. 38339i
There are verses beneath the print and a paper on the ground is inscribed "a ball"