A German copy of Hogarth’s “The Discovery” (1743?): a scene in a bedoom where four gentlemen stand beside a curtained bed in which a black woman reclines; she reaches out to touch the chin of one of the men who has evidently just pulled back the curtain. The scene is thought to record a practical joke carried out on the lothario John Highmore by his friends: having arranged an assignation with an attractive young woman, they replaced her with a black prostitute. When he discovered the swap, on climbing into bed, they appeared from hiding. See Paulson.
- Printmaker: Heintz, C. F., printmaker.
- Title: Die Entdeckung [graphic] / lith. v. C. F. Heintz.
- Publication: [Germany?] : [publisher not identified], [between 1833 and 1836]
Hogarth 830.00.00.01 Box 140
Acquired January 2021