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Unknown artist
after William Hogarth, 1697–1764, British
formerly William Hogarth, 1697–1764, British

A Midnight Modern Conversation

ca. 1732
Oil on canvas
Support (PTG): 30 × 64 1/2 inches (76.2 × 163.8 cm)

Signed and dated, lower right: "WM: Hogarth: fecit: 1729"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
bottles | candlesticks | clock | conversation piece | drinking | food | furniture | genre subject | lemons | midnight | wine
Not on view

Ronald Brymer Beckett, Hogarth, Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1949, p. 70, no. 51, NJ18 H67 B43 1949

Malcolm Cormack, A Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 120-121, N590.2 A83 (YCBA)

John Dorsey, Hogarth's pictures are for reading, only when you put them into words, Dr. Paulson finds, do all the meanings emerge , The Sun, April 2, 1972, p. SD1, Available online in ProQuest Newspapers Database

Elizabeth Einberg, William Hogarth : A Complete Catalogue of the Paintings, New Haven, London, 2016, p. 97, fig. 57.2, NJ18 H67 +E36 2016 Oversize (YCBA)

William Rummel Francis, William Hogarth : A Loan Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Prints at the Virginia Museum, , Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA., January 30-March 5, 1967, p. 21, no. 14, NJ18 H67 +F72 1967 Oversize (YCBA)

Vic Gatrell, The first bohemians, life and art in London's golden age , Allen Lane, London, 2013, pp. 145, 180-82, 197, 249, pl. 10, NX544.L6 G37 2013 (YCBA)

Martin Gayford, English eccentrics, Art Quarterly, National Art-Collections Fund, Winter 2009, pp. 48-49, N12 N28 2009:4 + OVERSIZE

Catherine M. Gordon, British paintings Hogarth to Turner, Frederick Warne, London, 1981, p. 33, ND466 G67 (YCBA)

Lawrence Gowing, Hogarth, with a biographical essay by Ronald Paulson , Tate Publishing, London, December 2, 1971-February 6, 1972, p. 30, no. 54, NJ18 H67 G68 + OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Mark Hallett, Hogarth, Phaidon, London, 2000, pp. 64-65, no. 34, NJ18 H67 H25 2000 (YCBA)

Mark Hallett, Hogarth, Tate Publishing, London New York, 2006, p. 100, no. 49, NJ18 H67 W5413 2006 + OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Anne Hollander, Moving pictures, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1989, p. 243, fig 9.2, PN1995 H614 1989

Robert Hoozee, British vision : observation and imagination in British art, 1750-1950, , Mercatorfonds Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels , Ghent, 2007, pp. 21, 107, 119, no. 37, fig. 37, N6767 B78 2007 + OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Frederick Ilchman, Casanova: The Seduction of Europe, MFA Publications, Boston, Massachusetts, p. 189, fig. 95, N6756 .C37 2017 (LC) (YCBA)

Frederick Laws, London's mixed exhibitions, a time for discovery , Guardian (Manchester, England), December 4, 1958, p. 7, Available online: ProQuest Hist.Newsp.The Guardi Available online in ProQuest Historical Newspaper: The Guardian and the Observer database; Also available on Microfilm: Film An M312 (SML)

Caoimhin Mac Giolla Leith, Sean Landers, A Midnight Modern Conversation , Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, 2011, pp. 22, 23, Not Available at Yale

Ronald Paulson, Art of Hogarth, Phaidon, London, 1975, no. 16, NJ18 H67 P37 + OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Ronald Paulson, Hogarth : His Life, Art, and Times, , Yale University Press, New Haven, 1971, vol. 1, pp. 230, 233-4, fig. 91, NJ18 H67+ P39 Oversize (YCBA)

Ron Radford, Island to empire : 300 years of British art, 1550-1850 : paintings, watercolours, drawings, sculptures from the collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2005, p. 188, N3913.5 .R34 2005 (LC)+ Oversize (YCBA)

Charles Saumarez Smith, Eighteenth-century decoration: design and the domestic interior in England, , Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1993, p. 101, no. 83, NK2043 A1 S28 1993 (YCBA)

Simon Schama, The Yale Centre for British Art, TLS, the Times Literary Supplement, Issue no. 3923, May 20, 1977, p. 619, Film S748 (SML) Also avaiable online in TLS Historical Archive (ORBIS)

Meryle Secrest, Hogarth caught them -- forever -- in the act, from decadence, art , The Washington Post, Times Herald, February 7, 1971, pp. K1-2, Available online in ProQuest Newspapers Database Also Avaialble on Microfil: Film An W278 (SML)

Robin Simon, Hogarth, France and British Art : The Rise of the Arts in 18th-Century Britain, , Hogarth Arts, London, 2007, pp. 56, 251, 264, plate XVIII, NJ18 H67 +S55 2007 Oversize (YCBA)

Julia Skelly, Addiction and British visual culture, 1751-1919 : wasted looks, Ashgate Publishing, Farnham, Surrey, 2014, p. 44, N8251.S555 S59X 2014 (LC) (SML)

Jennifer S. Uglow, Hogarth, a life and a world , Faber and Faber, London, 1997, pp. 177-78, 230-31, 236, 265, fig. 49, NJ18 H67 U35 1997 (YCBA)

Mary Webster, Hogarth, Studio Vista, London, 1979, p. 181, no. 41, NJ18 H67 +W43 Oversize (YCBA)

William Hogarth : A Selection of Paintings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon., , National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C., 1971, p. 41, no. 7, NJ18 H67 U53 (YCBA)

William Hogarth, Musée du Louvre, Paris, 2006, pp. 100-01, no. 49, NJ18 H67 W54 2006 + OVERSIZE (YCBA)

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