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John Thomas Smith, 1766–1833, British

Hogarth After His Wife had Put on a New Night Shirt, Ties up Her Things to Send to Sir James Thornhill with a Letter in Which He Told Him, 'He took His Daughter Without a Smock to Her A--e

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Collective Title: Drawings to Illusrate the Life of Hogarth

Pen and black ink, brown ink, brown wash, gray wash and graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige, wove paper
Sheet: 12 7/8 × 9 3/4 inches (32.7 × 24.8 cm) and Image: 7 13/16 × 5 1/8 inches (19.8 × 13 cm)

Inscribed in graphite, verso, center: "No 5 | Hogarth after his wife had | put on a new night shift, ries | up her things to send to sir James | Thornhill with a letter in which | she told him "He took his Daughter | without a Smock to her a--e"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
candles | curtains | depiction | genre subject | interior | mirror | table | wife
Associated People:
William Hogarth
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Karen Junod, Writing the lives of painters, biography and artistic identity in Britain 1760-1810 , Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2011, pp. 127,133,134, fig. 10, CT21 J85 2011 (YCBA)

Tessa Violet Murdoch, A glimpse of the apprentice William Hogarth engraving his master's shop-bill : the sign of the angel, Silver Studies, vol. 31, 2015, pp. 63-65, V 2571 (YCBA)

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