A Harlot’s Progress

Engraving

Description

English

Hogarth’s ‘A Harlot’s Progress’ charts the unfortunate fall of the likeable Moll Hackabout from pretty young ingénue to prostitute after her arrival in London. First appearing as a series of paintings, it was then reproduced as engraved prints. They were sometimes presented as three or even six captioned images on one page, creating a sequential visual narrative that was a forerunner of the comics. This set of engravings were included as illustrations in the 1848 edition of Joseph Gay’s Lure of Venus.

Full title
A Harlot’s Progress
Published
1733
Format
Engraving
Creator
William Hogarth
Held by
British Library
Usage Terms
Free from known copyright restrictions
Shelfmark
1848, 0708.19-21

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