Enthusiasm displayed

Enthusiasm displayed

A Methodist preacher preaching to an open-air congregation with a cloth in one hand, two women preparing to steal a pair of shoes in the midst of the crowd, various people looking on including an apple seller with a cart, two Jews, fashionable ladies and gentlemen, and a group of boys with a guy formed of a chimney brush, an inn to the right and the Palladian facade of St. Luke’s Hospital beyond.

  • Printmaker: Pranker, Robert, printmaker.
  • Title: Enthusiasm displayed [graphic] / John Griffiths pinxit ; Robt. Pranker sculpt.
  • Publication: [London] : Published according to act of Parliament, & sold by the proprietor John Griffiths, Chief Porter of the Middle Temple, opposite the General Post Office, Middle Temple Lane, & the print shops &c., [1765]

Catalog Record 

765.00.00.93++

Acquired April 2019

The sleepy congregation

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A view of the interior of a church where the congregation (right) sleeps as the clergyman in his pulpit reads from the gospel; he uses a magnifying glass to read the text; an hour glass extends from the side of the pulpit. Below the clergyman sits the clerk who holds his eyeglasses in his hand and eyes the exposed bosom of a young woman asleep on the left rather than the volume before him. The young woman’s holds in her hands a fan and book open to the word “matrimony”. Above the stained-glass windows a cupid hovers with his bow.

  • Title: The sleepy congregation [graphic] = La congregation tout endormi / W. Hogarth pinxt. et sculpt.
  • Created: [Paris?] : [s.n.], [1790s?]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

Hogarth 790.00.00.02

Acquired April 2013