Her Death: A Harlot's Progress, Plate 5

A Harlot's Progress
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etching and engraving
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"Wm. Hogarth invt. pinxt. et sculpt."
11 7/8 x 14 3/4 in. (image) 16 3/4 x 19 1/2 in. (sheet)
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Gift of William George Sullivan
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In her sickroom, the expiring Mary is attended by two well-known quack doctors: the rotund Richard Rock and the lean Jean Misaubin, who both advertised in 1732 their inventions of pills that would cure venereal disease. Mary is supported by her ever-faithful servant while another rifles her trunk; a child, doubtless a result of Mary’s liaisons, sits at her feet.

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