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William Hogarth, English, (1697–1764)
Marriage a la Mode: No. 6, Death of the Countess, circa mid-19th c.
Ink on paper
8 x 10 5/8 in.

Object Type: Print
Technique: Engraving
Period: Early Modern 18th-19th
Credit Line: Gift of Katherine T. Janney in honor of W.L. Janney
Accession Number: 2008.8.20

Object Description
Print 6 of 6 from William Hogarth's series "Marriage a la Mode" (1743), which satirizes the upper and middle classes, especially the folly of arranged marriages. The original paintings hang in the National Gallery, London.

In this print, the Countess has taken laudanum and poisoned herself after the hanging of her lover for the death of the Earl.

Engraved by J. Mansell.
Published by Jones & Co., Temple of the Muses, Finsbury Square, London.

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