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Frame

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1732 - 1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black painted fruitwood on a pine carcass, carved wooden slips, sanded and oil gilt over a yellow ochre ground.

  • Museum number:

    E.2882-1995

  • Gallery location:

    British Galleries, Room 54, Henrietta Street Room

This frame is one of a set of six in the V&A collection that were made to house a set of Hogarth's 'Harlot's Progress', published in 1732. This set of prints was the first example of Hogarth's 'modern moral subjects' produced as paintings and reproduced as prints. Hogarth was an innovative artist not just in his subject matter but also in his marketing processes. He appealed to a broad audience through prints and an important aspect of his 'modern moral subject' prints was the extent of their use as decorative ojects. In Hogarth's lifetime these prints would have been trimmed of thier margins and close framed.

Physical description

Black painted wooden frame with moulded gilt with inner moulded gilt mount.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1732 - 1750 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (made)

Materials and Techniques

Black painted fruitwood on a pine carcass, carved wooden slips, sanded and oil gilt over a yellow ochre ground.

Dimensions

Height: 38 cm, Width: 31 cm

Historical context note

Made for a set of Hogarth's Harlot's Progress.

Descriptive line

Frame made for a subscriber's set of William Hogarth's 'A Harlot's Progress' (1732); British, made ca. 1732-1750.

Materials

Pine; Gilt; Paint; Fruitwood; Paper; Glass

Techniques

Gilding; Painting

Subjects depicted

Frames

Categories

Frames; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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