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William Hogarth (1697-1764), A Harlot's Progress, Plate 2, 1732. Etching and Engraving, 31,3 x 38 cm. Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main. Photo: Städel Museum – ARTHOTHEK

A Harlot’s Progress, plate 2 via William Hogarth Medium: engraving, paper

Hogarth A Midnight Modern Conversation - Georgian era Christmas

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The Enraged Musician, William Hogarth, Date Unknown

William Hogarth: Print Reproductions: The Enraged Musician: Fine Art Print

William Hogarth ‘Ashley Cowper with his Wife and Daughter’, 1731

‘A Scene from ‘The Beggar’s Opera’ VI’, William Hogarth, 1731

Caricature satirising the relationship of Charles James Fox and Elizabeth Armistead, c. 18th century. Probably by Gillray.

Caricature satirising the relationship of Charles James Fox and Elizabeth Armistead, c. Probably by Gillray.

(1732) Next to the harlot is a well-dressed older man. The playing-cards on the ground indicate that he has lost his money through gambling. In the background is a black woman beating hemp. Her presence in the picture may be intended as a reminder that at this time prostitutes in Britain could face transportation to the colonies as punishment.

William Hogarth A Harlot's Progress Plate IV, The Harlot Beating Hemp in Bridewell

Ubriachi e libertini in una taverna di Londra, William Hogarth, 1733

William Hogarth A Rake's Progress, Plate 3 (The Rake at the Rose Tavern), Etching and Engraving, x cm. Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main.

An Explosion in a Laboratory by William Hogarth

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