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Plate III from Marriage a la Mode
Plate III from Marriage a la Mode
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Date:
1790
Location:
Not on display
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Media:
Mezzotint
Dimensions:
51.1 x 63.9 cm (image)
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Europe
Accession Number:
1949.35c
Acquisition Date:
1949-12-29
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Catherine D. Wentworth Collection

Copy after Hogarth; an emotional scene in a pharmacist's shop: a well-dressed aristocratic-looking man holds out a small round pillbox with several tablets. Young girl stands next to him, holding amother round pillbox and weeping. In the center a well-endowed woman wearing what looks like a huge hoopskirt and satin half-apron holds straight-edge razor. Next to her a carelesslly-dressed man holds a magnifying glass he has opened up. On the walls and in the cupboards are a motley assortment: skulls, skeletons, paintings of a man with two heads and a man with an arm growing from the back of his head, containers with drugs, unicorn horn, books, shoes, hats, stuffed shark etc. Two wrought-iron machines stand at right, with book bearing "Explanation of the two superb machines, one for putting shoulders back in condition ..." In another room are seen laboratory vials small and large, complex and simple. (Virginia K. Anderson 02/06/95)

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