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Creator Unknown artist
after William Hogarth, 1697–1764, British
formerly William Hogarth, 1697–1764, British
Title A Midnight Modern Conversation
Date ca. 1732
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 30 x 64 1/2 inches (76.2 x 163.8 cm)
Signed and dated, lower right: "WM: Hogarth: fecit: 1729"
Credit Line Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accession Number B1981.25.351
Collection Paintings and Sculpture
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Subject Terms bottles | candlesticks | clock | conversation piece | drinking | food | furniture | genre subject | lemons | midnight | wine

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)

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

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)

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)

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)

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

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)

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

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

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

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)

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)

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

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

William Hogarth : A Loan Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Prints of 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)

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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)

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

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)

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)

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

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