[Four Times of Day.] Morning; Noon; Evening; Night.
Set of four engravings. 3 plates watermarked '1820'. Plate: 410 x 490mm, (16 x 19¼"). Very large margins.
Hogarth's famous satire of London life. 'Morning' depicts Covent Garden, with the imfamous 'Tom King's Coffee House'; 'Noon' is Hog Lane, Charing Cross Road, with French church-goers on the right contrasting with the lusty English on the left; 'Evening' shows Sadlers Wells, with henpecked males, the older of which had cuckold's horns; and 'Night' is Rummer Court, looking onto Charing Cross Road, with a drunken freemason having a chamber pot emptied on his head. Hogarth updated his paintings to match the engravings: a proof of plate three exists without the scolding girl.
[Ref: 37492] £1,250.00