Death of the Viscount: Marriage à la Mode, Plate 5

 
Series
Marriage à la Mode
Artist
Engraver
Creation date
Materials
etching 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 14/ x 21 1/8 in. (sheet)
Credit line
Gift of William George Sullivan
Accession number
30.983
Collection
Not Currently On View

The young viscount, having surprised his wife and the counselor in their lovers’ nest after the masquerade (the evidence of which is strewn on the floor), has been mortally wounded in a duel. Silvertongue escapes out the window in his nightshirt just as the constable, the watch, and the innkeeper burst into the locked room.

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