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Auction 102, Lot 548

"The Rake's Progress - The Tavern Scene", Hogarth, William

Subject: Miscellany

Period: 1735 (dated)


Color: Black & White

15.31 x 12.5 inches
38.9 x 31.8 cm

This is the third plate from Hogarth's satirical series, The Rake's Progress. This scenes shows Tom Rakewell amusing himself in a notorious brothel, the Rose Tavern in Covent Garden, after an evening of drinking and hooliganism. Dated 1735, published date unknown.


Condition: B

Trimmed margins (leaving approx. 3/8" around image). Two old paper repaired tears, one just entering image at right and the other into text at bottom.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 3/5/2003