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Original Second State Hogarth Print, A Rake's Progress Plate 6, 1735 (1 of 9)
Original Second State Hogarth Print, A Rake's Progress Plate 6, 1735 (2 of 9)
Original Second State Hogarth Print, A Rake's Progress Plate 6, 1735 (3 of 9)
Original Second State Hogarth Print, A Rake's Progress Plate 6, 1735 (4 of 9)
Original Second State Hogarth Print, A Rake's Progress Plate 6, 1735 (5 of 9)
Original Second State Hogarth Print, A Rake's Progress Plate 6, 1735 (6 of 9)
Original Second State Hogarth Print, A Rake's Progress Plate 6, 1735 (7 of 9)
Original Second State Hogarth Print, A Rake's Progress Plate 6, 1735 (8 of 9)
Original Second State Hogarth Print, A Rake's Progress Plate 6, 1735 (9 of 9)
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Original Second State Hogarth Print, A Rake's Progress Plate 6, 1735

REF: LA359067
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Size: Mount 52.5 x 48.5 cm, print 38.5 x 34 cm. Condition: Good condition though trimmed exactly to the image. Overall even age-toning with mild foxing visible in letters, short repaired tear top left, and some slight old creasing. This is a rare print, the second state of three, of Plate 6 of Hogarth's most famous narrative series, A Rake's Progress. In this scene, Tom Rakewell has found his way to the gambling house, where he has lost his wife's money, and kneels on the floor, wigless and frantic. Behind him are all the woes of the gambling house, the gamblers too preoccupied even to notice the fire which has started in the background. Hogarth's paintings of A Rake's Progress are now in the Sir John Soane Museum in London. The prints were Hogarth's planned commercial exploitation of the painting, following his huge success with A Harlot's Progress. They were first issued to subscribers and sold at Hogarth's house at the Golden Head (as stated on the print). This print (on chain-laid paper of the period) was issued either on initial publication or sometime later by Hogarth. Hogarth revised the print in about 1763, one year before his death (the revision being the third state) - the revisions were mainly additional shadows and hatching, with no major changes to the main picture. The prints are very important in the history of art and printing in the 18th century. They were the first to be issued under the new copyright law which Hogarth himself had championed. A Rake's Progress was immensely popular and pirated copies were sold despite the new law. For more detail on the prints and their history and meaning, see Paulson, Hogarth's Graphic Works, 1989, pages 89-98.

measurements

Mount 52.5 x 48.5 cm, print 38.5 x 34 cm.

declaration

Chester's Farm Antiques has clarified that the Original Second State Hogarth Print, A Rake's Progress Plate 6, 1735 (LA359067) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1735

condition

Good condition though trimmed exactly to the image. Overall even age-toning with mild foxing visible in letters, short repaired tear top left, and some slight old creasing. Mount new.

additional info

Material:
Paper
Origin:
British
Date of Manufacture:
1735

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location

This Original Second State Hogarth Print, A Rake's Progress Plate 6, 1735 is located in Nottingham, United Kingdom

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