The Breakfast Scene: Marriage á la Mode, Plate 2

 
Series
Marriage à la Mode
Artist
Engraver
Creation date
Materials
ecthing and engraving
Mark Descriptions
"Engraved by B. Baron--Invented, Painted and Published by William Hogarth According to Act of Parliament April 1st, 1745'
Dimensions
13-7/8 x 17-5/8 in. (image) 17-1/4 x 21-1/8 in. (sheet)
Credit line
Gift of William George Sullivan
Accession number
30.980
Collection
Not Currently On View

It is past midnight in the home of the newlywed couple. The husband has returned from a night out and collapses in a chair. His dog sniffs suspiciously at a woman’s cap in his pocket. The wife has not been idle either. The cards on the floor and the booklet “Hoyle on Whist” indicate an earlier card party. The steward laments the stack of unpaid bills that he carries.

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