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A Harlot's Progress, plate I
A Harlot's Progress, plate I
Artist:
Date:
1732
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Etching And Engraving
Dimensions:
29 x 37.2 cm (image)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

Joan and Bill Hamerman Robbins

Accession Number:
1989.1.11
Acquisition Date:
1989-04-06
Credit Line:

Gift of Joan and Bill Hamerman Robbins

A simple country girl has arrived in London in a covered wagon which still holds other passengers. Greeting her is an older woman with numerous black patches on her face, possibly to cover sores.The girl's luggage is on the st reet: a trunk with initials "MH", a box tied with stout cord, a two-handled basket with goose in it. Tied to the goose's neck is a card reading "For my Lofing Cosen in Tems Stret in London." Two comfortably-dressed men stand in the doorway of a nearby building, watching the two women with interest. On the balcony of another building a woman hangs out clothing to dry. Riding past the covered wagon is a pastor (dark clothing, clerical collar) studying an envelope reading "to the Right Reverend Father in God." (Virginia K. Anderson 02/21/95)
First state of the plate.