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Plate 5 from "A Rake's Progress"

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Plate 5 from "A Rake's Progress"

Artist: William Hogarth (British, 1697-1764)

Date: 1735
Medium: Engraving on wove paper
Dimensions:
Overall: 15 5/8 × 18in. (39.7 × 45.7cm)
Image: 12 3/16 × 15 1/4in. (31 × 38.7cm)
Plate: 13 7/8 × 16 1/4in. (35.2 × 41.3cm)
Inscribed: Engraved, bottom margin, in plate: "New to ye School of Hard Mishap / What Shames will Nature not embrace, / Gold can the Charms of Youth bestow, / Gold can avert ye Sting of Shame / Can Couple Youth with Hoary Age, / Driven from ye Ease of Fortune's Lap, / [ ] Shame of lean Distress, / And mask Deformity with Show; / In Winter's Arms create a Flame / And make Antipathies engage / Invented painted engraved by Wm Hogarth & Publish'd June ye 25 1735, According to Act of Parliament. Plate 5."
Credit Line: Gift of Sheila and Henry Bamberger in Memory of Louis and Rebecca Lister
Object number: 2017.16.3
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