Auction 103, Lot 570

"Evening", Hogarth, William

Subject: Satire

Period: 1738 (dated)


Color: Black & White

14.8 x 18 inches
37.6 x 45.7 cm

Fine engraving from Hogarths' The Four Times of Day series. Presented in his satirical style, the scene depicts a family trying to escape the city by visiting Sadler's Wells, a resort and water source near the edge of London. This is a perfect picture of a dysfunctional family with fighting children and disinterested husband and wife. Engraved by B. Baron, publication date unknown.


Condition: A

Minor marginal defects.

Estimate: $90 - $140

Sold for: $65

Closed on 6/11/2003