Auction 103, Lot 569

"Night", Hogarth, William

Subject: Satire

Period: 1738 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
14.5 x 17.5 inches
36.8 x 44.5 cm

Fine engraving from Hogarths' The Four Times of Day series. Presented in his satirical style, the scene depicts a busy cityscape and a snapshot of the rough and tumble of London life. A drunken magistrate known for his anti-alcohol legislation is shown stumbling down Charing Cross Road, grimacing beneath a shower from a chamber pot. He is oblivious to the fire, homelessness, and wreckage of the disintegrating city around him. Publication date unknown.

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Condition: A

Light foxing in margins.

Estimate: $90 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 6/11/2003

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