A Rake's Progress - plate I: 1735
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 25cm x 22cm

A Rake's Progress - plate I: 1735

Baldwin & Cradock

© Museum of London

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A Rake's Progress, plate I. The wealthy bourgeois tries to rape the aristocratic rake. In this plate, the allusion to seduction and abandoment of a girl with Rakewell trying to buy off her mother is suggested. Rakewell's dead father appears in portrait over the fireplace and the room is being hung in black to show mourning. Taken from 'The Works of William Hogarth' published 1822.
 

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Date

1735 AD - 1735 AD
 

Image Number

002998
 

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