"A Representation of the March of the Guards towards Scotland in the Year 1745", Hogarth, William
Period: 1761 (dated)
Color: Black & White
21.4 x 16.5 inches
54.4 x 41.9 cm
A fine satirical engraving of Hogarth's painting March to Finchley. The scene depicts the King's Guards, fresh from the Low Countries, setting out along Tottenham Court Turnpike to defend London from Bonnie Prince Charlie. In the background, the vanguard can be seen marching away in lockstep. But the foreground is crowded with soldiers, still groggy from a night's debauchery. The windows of the King's Head Tavern, a brothel, are filled with girls waving farewell to the troops. Publication date unknown.