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

A Rake's Progress
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12 3/8 x 15 1/4 in. (image) 17 1/8 x 23 in. (sheet)
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Gift of William George Sullivan
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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.
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