He Goes to Court: A Rake's Progress, Plate 4

William Hogarth (English, 1697-1764)

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Rakewell, on his way by sedan chair to St. James Palace (seen in the distance), is stopped by bailiffs and arrested for his debts. Sarah Young, whose name we now learn from her sewing box, reappears in the story and, in spite of her history with Rakewell, offers her meager purse to satisfy his indebtedness.

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

Object Information

artist
William Hogarth (English, 1697-1764)
creation date
1735
materials
etching and engraving
dimensions
12-3/8 x 15-1/4 in. (image)
17-1/8 x 23 in. (sheet)
series
A Rake's Progress
accession number
30.974
credit line
Gift of William George Sullivan
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors

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