The Enraged Musician

Creation date
etching and engraving
Mark Descriptions
"Designed, Engraved, & Published by Wm. Hogarth Nov'br the 30th, 1741"
13 x 15-3/4 in. (image) 17-1/8 x 23 in. (sheet)
Credit line
Gift of William George Sullivan
Accession number
Not Currently On View

In Hogarth’s noisiest engraving, a violin master is offended by the symphony of discordant noises beyond his window such as the streets of London undoubtedly produced in 1741. Here is an oboe player, a cowherd blowing his horn, a yelling fish peddler, a bell-ringing dustman, and a milkmaid calling her wares. To these are added the sounds of knives grinding, pewter being hammered, children drumming, a baby squalling, a parrot squawking, cats howling, and dogs barking.

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