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Her Death: A Harlot's Progress, Plate 5


In her sickroom, the expiring Mary is attended by two well-known quack doctors: the rotund Richard Rock and the lean Jean Misaubin, who both advertised in 1732 their inventions of pills that would cure venereal disease. Mary is supported by her ever-faithful servant while another rifles her trunk; a child, doubtless a result of Mary’s liaisons, sits at her feet.

William George Sullivan; given to the John Herron Art Institute, now the Indianapolis Museum of Art, in 1930.

Object Information

creation date
1732
materials
etching and engraving
dimensions
11-7/8 x 14-3/4 in. (image)
16-3/4 x 19-1/2 in. (sheet)
mark descriptions
"Wm. Hogarth invt. pinxt. et sculpt."
accession number
30.969
credit line
Gift of William George Sullivan
colors