The Rake's Progress, Plate IV

William Hogarth (1697-1764). The Rake's Progress, Plate IV "Arrested for Debt as Going to Court," engraved by H. Alard,. Source: Complete Works, facing p. 88. Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham. [This image may be used without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose.]

According to the commentary by the Rev. J. Trusler and E. F. Roberts,

"and now will you let that there gorgeous gentleman [Tommy Rakewell] out! Thank you! Morning, your honour; sorry to disturb your honour, but these things must be attended to. At suit of Cross and Pile, silkmen, St. Paul's; only fifty yellow Georgys this time, which I call shabby & mdash; don't you, mate?" (from Chapter 3, "Nabbed") [88]


Complete works of William Hogarth ; in a series of one hundred and fifty superb engravings on steel, from the original pictures / with an introductory essay by James Hannay, and descriptive letterpress, by the Rev. J. Trusler and E.F. Roberts. London and New York: London Printing and Publishing Co., c.1870.

Paulson, Ronald. Hogarth: His Life, Art and Times, 2 vols. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1971.

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