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Strolling Actress Dressing: 1738

William Hogarth

Strolling Actress Dressing: 1738
3 0 c m
actual image size: 28cm x 22cm

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Strolling Actress Dressing. Scene laid in a barn, and intended to represent the dressing-room of a strolling company. The time is evening and the players from the London theatres are prepapring to present a farce: 'The Devil to Pay in heaven'. The scene portrayed can be dated c.24 June 1737, when the unlicenced theatres were forced to close under the Licensing Act. This engraving is plate 48 which was published in 'The Works of William Hogarth' from the original plates restored by James Heath.

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1738 AD - 1738 AD
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