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Tailpiece, or The Bathos
Tailpiece, or The Bathos
Artist:
Date:
1764
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Etching And Engraving
Dimensions:
31.9 x 33.7 cm (image)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

R.E. Lewis & Daughter

Accession Number:
1962.97.7
Acquisition Date:
1962-01-01
Credit Line:

Museum purchase, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts Endowment Fund

Time as a winged old man in centre reclines against broken column; all around is in the process of brokeness and final decay, including a bell, bow, rifle, bottle, crown, and artist's palette. Hogarth's print 'The Times' burns by the flame of a candle. At top Phaeton and his chariot have expired in the clouds. A sign with burning globe reads "The Worlds End", and a statute declaring Nature bankrupt with pendant and seal is at bottom left.