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Ships Through the Ages: The Ship of Romance - "Great Harry"

Ships Through the Ages: The Ship of Romance - "Great Harry"

Built by King Henry VIII in the 16th century, this vessel was of more than a thousand tons burden and it carried 34 large guns and a vast armament of smaller guns. It was called "Great Harry" which served as a ... More

Convivial company, king-sized cocktails, hearty sandwiches, a mug of brew and good fellowship are ingredients for fun at the Old London Pub & Grille

Convivial company, king-sized cocktails, hearty sandwiches, a mug of b...

Enjoy this enchanting replica of a 16th century country pub at the Lenox Hotel and Motor Inn, 710 Boylston St., Boston, Mass. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Ships Through the Ages: Pirate Dhow, Spanish or Venetian Galley, Spanish Galleon

Ships Through the Ages: Pirate Dhow, Spanish or Venetian Galley, Spani...

Pirate Dhow. This is a typical 16th century dhow, a grab-built, lateen-rigged vessel of Arabia, the Mediterranean, and the Indian Ocean. It has the usual long overhang forward, high poop deck and open waist. Th... More

Andreas Dippel / Opera singer / Aime Dupont atelier

Andreas Dippel / Opera singer / Aime Dupont atelier

Photograph of a man in a costume resembling a 16th-century courtier style. He is wearing a hat with a feather. On his torso, he is wearing a short cape and doublet with intricate embroidery. He has leather glov... More

Andreas Dippel / Opera singer / Aime Dupont atelier

Andreas Dippel / Opera singer / Aime Dupont atelier

Photograph of a man in a costume resembling a 16th-century courtier style. He is wearing a hat with a feather. On his torso, he is wearing a short cape and doublet with intricate embroidery. He has leather glov... More

Costume de duc de Guise, joué par Chollet. - Guise, ou les Etats de Blois, opéra. - Opéra-Comique

Costume de duc de Guise, joué par Chollet. - Guise, ou les Etats de Bl...

A person facing forward, his head 3/4 to the right, one hand extended at chest height. He wears a costume of the 16th century, his sleeves are puffed and creased, he wears a decoration hanging on a ribbon on hi... More

Costume de Marcel, joué par Levasseur. - Les Juguenots, opéra. - Académie royale de musique

Costume de Marcel, joué par Levasseur. - Les Juguenots, opéra. - Acadé...

A horseman of the 16th century, almost facing forward his head to the right, one fist raised above his head, the other hand holding his hat, his legs wide apart. His hair is cut short, he wears a pleated jerkin... More

Boston Public Library, furniture. Walnut table, 16th century
Enough juice in this orange for the whole family

Enough juice in this orange for the whole family

The orange, a native of Asiatic countries, was brought to America by the Spaniards in the 16th century. The blossoms are exquisitely fragrant with delicate white petals. A tree in all its golden glory of ripene... More

Convivial company, king-sized cocktails, hearty sandwiches, a mug of brew and good fellowship are ingredients for fun at the Old London Pub & Grille

Convivial company, king-sized cocktails, hearty sandwiches, a mug of b...

Enjoy this enchanting replica of a 16th century country pub at the Lenox Hotel and Motor Inn, 710 Boylston St., Boston, Mass. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Costume de Marguerite de Navarre, jouée par Mme Dorus. - Les Huguenots, opéra. - Académie royale de musique

Costume de Marguerite de Navarre, jouée par Mme Dorus. - Les Huguenots...

She is almost in profile turned to the right, one hand extended at the height of her waist. She wears a costume of the 16th century. She has a Marie-Stuart coiffure, with a crown, she wears a long dress trimmed... More

Enough juice in this orange for the whole family

Enough juice in this orange for the whole family

The orange, a native of Asiatic countries, was brought to America by the Spaniards in the 16th century. The blossoms are exquisitely fragrant with delicate white petals. A tree in all its golden glory of ripene... More

Costume de Larchant, joué par Henry. - Guise, ou les États de Blois, opéra. - Opéra-Comique

Costume de Larchant, joué par Henry. - Guise, ou les États de Blois, o...

An officer of the Scottish guard (16th century) turned 3/4 to the right, one hand on the sword hanging at his waist. He wears a hat with cock feathers, a steel neck-piece, a coat of arms on a coat of mail, glov... More

Sending you a carload of grapefruit

Sending you a carload of grapefruit

The orange, a native of Asiatic countries, was brought to America by the Spaniards in the 16th century. The blossoms are exquisitely fragrant with delicate white petals. A tree in all its golden glory of ripene... More

Adam and Eve
Self portrait with plumed cap and lowered sabre
Oscar Wilde
To the merchants of Boston this view of the light house is most humbly presented by their humble servt. Wm. Burgis
William Hogarth - The South Sea scheme

William Hogarth - The South Sea scheme

Print shows Fortune, Honesty, and Honor being mutilated and beaten amid a crowd of unfortunate investors in the South Sea investment scandal. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Detail from a south east view of ye great town of Boston in New England in America
A south east view of the City of Boston in North America
North east view of the great Town of Boston
A south-east view of the City of Boston in North America
William Hogarth - Royalty, episcopy, and law

William Hogarth - Royalty, episcopy, and law

This print was designed by Hogarth as a satire on the government of his time. Royalty, episcopy and law appear on the three thrones. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

William Hogarth - The seraglio (vol. I, pl. 18)

William Hogarth - The seraglio (vol. I, pl. 18)

Hogarth's first major commission for book illustrations was for Aubry de la Motraye's "Travels." Hogarth took only the costumes and created his own poses. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

William Hogarth - The lottery

William Hogarth - The lottery

This print was designed by William Hogarth as an emblematic representation of the chances of fate or fortune. The engraved postscript explains the figures. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

William Hogarth - The funeral of Chrysostom

William Hogarth - The funeral of Chrysostom

One of six illustrations for a projected Spanish language edition of Don Quixote that Hogarth and other illustrators were asked to submit by Tonson, the publisher of the work. This print illustrates the scene w... More

Quixote being cared for by the innkeeper's wife and daughter

Quixote being cared for by the innkeeper's wife and daughter

One of six illustrations for a projected Spanish language edition of Don Quixote that Hogarth and other illustrators were asked to submit by Tonson, the publisher of the work. The innkeeper's wife and daughter ... More

Don Quixote and the Knight of the Rock

Don Quixote and the Knight of the Rock

One of six illustrations for a projected Spanish language edition of Don Quixote that Hogarth and other illustrators were asked to submit by Tonson, the publisher of the work. Chance directs Don Quixote and San... More

William Hogarth - Freeing of the galley slaves

William Hogarth - Freeing of the galley slaves

One of six illustrations for a projected Spanish language edition of Don Quixote that Hogarth and other illustrators were asked to submit by Tonson, the publisher of the work. Don Quixote is freeing convicts in... More

William Hogarth - The curate and barber disguising themselves

William Hogarth - The curate and barber disguising themselves

One of six illustrations for a projected Spanish language edition of Don Quixote that Hogarth and other illustrators were asked to submit by Tonson, the publisher of the work. Two of Don Quixote's neighbors are... More

William Hogarth - The adventures of Mambrino's helmet

William Hogarth - The adventures of Mambrino's helmet

One of six illustrations for a projected Spanish language edition of Don Quixote that Hogarth and other illustrators were asked to submit by Tonson, the publisher of the work. Don Quixote is shown at the moment... More

A south-east view of the City of Boston in North America
Taste, or the Burlington Gate

Taste, or the Burlington Gate

Satire on Alexander Pope's "Epistle to Burlington" in which he praises Lord Burlington's architectural taste. The gate of Burlington House, Piccadilly, surmounted by statues of William Kent, Raphael and Michela... More

William Hogarth - A chorus of singers

William Hogarth - A chorus of singers

This print as originally made as a subscription ticket for "A Midnight Modern Conversation." Seventeen men and boys rehearsing William Huggins's oratorio "Judith". Courtesy of Boston Public Library

William Hogarth - A harlot's progress, plate 4

William Hogarth - A harlot's progress, plate 4

Bridewell prison with inmates (including prostitutes and a card-player) beating hemp under the supervision of a warder holding a cane. Moll is still dressed in her finery, but a one-eyed female attendant finger... More

William Hogarth - A harlot's progress, plate 2

William Hogarth - A harlot's progress, plate 2

A lavishly furnished bedroom. Moll distracts her wealthy protector by exposing a breast and at the same time tipping over a tea-table so that her lover can slip quietly out of the room. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

William Hogarth - A harlot's progress, plate 6

William Hogarth - A harlot's progress, plate 6

A dilapidated room with Moll's friends, mostly prostitutes, gathered around her open coffin. To left, a clergyman gropes beneath a woman's skirt, to right, the undertaker pays court to another who picks a handk... More

William Hogarth - A harlot's progress, plate 5

William Hogarth - A harlot's progress, plate 5

A squalid room where Moll Hackabout, wrapped in a sheet, is dying while two doctors (Richard Rock and Jean Misaubin) argue over their remedies. Her serving-woman calls for attention for the invalid, another wom... More

William Hogarth - A harlot's progress, plate 1

William Hogarth - A harlot's progress, plate 1

A scene outside the Bell Inn; a country girl, Moll Hackabout, just arrived on the York Wagon, meets an extravagantly dressed bawd (Mother Needham). A clergyman on horseback fails to notice the encounter, but a ... More

William Hogarth - A harlot's progress, plate 3

William Hogarth - A harlot's progress, plate 3

A shabby room in Drury Lane. Moll is rising late, attended by a serving-woman who has lost part of her nose to syphilis in the background, the magistrate, John Gonson, enters quietly with officers to arrest her... More

William Hogarth - A midnight modern conversation

William Hogarth - A midnight modern conversation

A drinking scene with eleven men in a paneled room around a table on which is a punch-bowl decorated with Chinese figures; wine bottles on the floor and mantelpiece and an overflowing chamber pot at lower right... More

Southwark Fair (or the humours of a fair)

Southwark Fair (or the humours of a fair)

Fairground with attractions including theatrical booths (Ciber [sic] and Bullock's collapsing on the left, and Lee and Harper's in the center), china shop, rope dancer and rope-flyer, quack doctor, peep show, c... More

William Hogarth - A midnight modern conversation

William Hogarth - A midnight modern conversation

A drinking scene with eleven men in a paneled room around a table on which is a punch-bowl decorated with Chinese figures; wine bottles on the floor and mantelpiece and an overflowing chamber pot at lower right... More

The laughing audience (or a pleased audience)

The laughing audience (or a pleased audience)

This print as originally made as a subscription ticket for "A Rake's Progress" and "Southwark Fair." An audience of men and women in a theatre pit, all but one man laughing uproariously. Above them in a box, tw... More

William Hogarth - A rake's progress, plate 2

William Hogarth - A rake's progress, plate 2

A fashionable interior with Tom, in elegant indoor dress. He is surrounded by tradespeople and servants. In the image are a gardener, dancing master, jockey holding a trophy for the race at Epsom, and fencing m... More

William Hogarth - A rake's progress, plate 1

William Hogarth - A rake's progress, plate 1

The Jacobean interior of the house of Tom Rakewell's late father with Tom being measured for a suit as he gives a handful of coins to the pregnant Sarah Young. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

William Hogarth - A rake's progress, plate 7

William Hogarth - A rake's progress, plate 7

A room in the Fleet Prison. Tom sits at a table while his wife clenches her fists and the jailer asks for garnish money. To left, Sarah Young has fainted and is being administered smelling salts by one woman wh... More

William Hogarth - A rake's progress, plate 1

William Hogarth - A rake's progress, plate 1

The Jacobean interior of the house of Tom Rakewell's late father with Tom being measured for a suit as he gives a handful of coins to the pregnant Sarah Young. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

William Hogarth - A rake's progress, plate 5

William Hogarth - A rake's progress, plate 5

Interior of the dilapidated church of St. Marylebone where Tom is marrying a one-eyed, wealthy old woman. In the background Sarah Young attempts to enter with her child. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

William Hogarth - A rake's progress, plate 2

William Hogarth - A rake's progress, plate 2

A fashionable interior with Tom, in elegant indoor dress. He is surrounded by tradespeople and servants, such as his gardener, dancing and fencing master. To the side is a musician seated at the harpsichord. Th... More

William Hogarth - A rake's progress, plate 5

William Hogarth - A rake's progress, plate 5

Interior of the dilapidated church of St. Marylebone where Tom is marrying a one-eyed, wealthy old woman. In the background Sarah Young attempts to enter with her child. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

William Hogarth - A rake's progress, plate 6

William Hogarth - A rake's progress, plate 6

Interior of a gambling house in Covent Garden where Tom has fallen, raving, on one knee having lost his money at dice. Behind him a chaotic group of gamblers, most of whom fail to notice that flames and smoke a... More

William Hogarth - A rake's progress, plate 7

William Hogarth - A rake's progress, plate 7

A room in the Fleet Prison. Tom sits at a table while his wife clenches her fists and the jailer asks for garnish money. To left, Sarah Young has fainted and is being administered smelling salts by one woman wh... More

William Hogarth - A rake's progress, plate 4

William Hogarth - A rake's progress, plate 4

A scene in St James's Street with Tom emerging from a sedan-chair to be arrested for debt. Sarah Young drops her seamstress's box as she offers a purse of money to reprieve her former lover. Courtesy of Boston ... More

William Hogarth - A rake's progress, plate 6

William Hogarth - A rake's progress, plate 6

Interior of a gambling house in Covent Garden where Tom has fallen, raving, on one knee having lost his money at dice. Behind him a chaotic group of gamblers, most of whom fail to notice that flames and smoke a... More

William Hogarth - A rake's progress, plate 4

William Hogarth - A rake's progress, plate 4

A scene in St James's Street with Tom emerging from a sedan-chair to be arrested for debt. Sarah Young drops her seamstress's box as she offers a purse of money to reprieve her former lover. Courtesy of Boston ... More

William Hogarth - A rake's progress, plate 3

William Hogarth - A rake's progress, plate 3

A room at the Rose Tavern, Drury Lane. To left, Tom, surrounded by prostitutes and clearly drunk, sprawls on a chair with his foot on the table. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

William Hogarth - A rake's progress, plate 3

William Hogarth - A rake's progress, plate 3

A room at the Rose Tavern, Drury Lane. To left, Tom, surrounded by prostitutes and clearly drunk, sprawls on a chair with his foot on the table. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

William Hogarth - After

William Hogarth - After

After the seduction; the young man pulls up his breeches while the young woman clings to his arm; on the wall a picture entitled "After" with cupid pointing to a spent firework; on the floor a broken looking-gl... More

William Hogarth - The company of undertakers

William Hogarth - The company of undertakers

A mock coat-of-arms with fifteen heads of doctors, three of whom, in the upper division, are identified as John Taylor, Sarah Mapp, and Joshua Ward. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

William Hogarth - Before

William Hogarth - Before

A seduction scene with a young woman fending off the advances of a vigorous young man who pulls her towards a bed; on the wall a picture entitled "Before" with cupid lighting a firework. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

William Hogarth - Scholars at a lecture

William Hogarth - Scholars at a lecture

Oxford scholars, portrayed as an assemblage of heads wearing square-topped, round cloth and felt hats and expressing varieties of boredom, listening to a reader in a lectern at lower right. Courtesy of Boston P... More

Hancock House Boston, Boston Massachusetts
Hancock House Boston, Boston Massachusetts
William Hogarth - Night

William Hogarth - Night

Scene near Charing Cross with le Sueur's equestrian statue of Charles I in the background and celebrations of the anniversary of the Restoration of Charles II (29 May, known as "Oak Apple Day"). In the foregrou... More

William Hogarth - Strolling actresses dressing in a barn

William Hogarth - Strolling actresses dressing in a barn

Nine actresses and four child actors dressed as classical deities preparing for a performance; among props and costumes are kittens playing with an orb and lyre, a monkey urinating in a helmet and a baby being ... More

William Hogarth - Night

William Hogarth - Night

Scene near Charing Cross with le Sueur's equestrian statue of Charles I in the background and celebrations of the anniversary of the Restoration of Charles II (29 May, known as "Oak Apple Day"). In the foregrou... More

William Hogarth - Noon

William Hogarth - Noon

Scene in St Giles's-in-the-Fields with an elegant crowd leaving the French Huguenot church contrasted with rowdy Londoners outside a tavern with the sign of the Good Woman (one without a head). In the foregroun... More

William Hogarth - Noon

William Hogarth - Noon

Scene in St Giles's-in-the-Fields with an elegant crowd leaving the French Huguenot church contrasted with rowdy Londoners outside a tavern with the sign of the Good Woman (one without a head). In the foregroun... More

William Hogarth - Night

William Hogarth - Night

Scene near Charing Cross with le Sueur's equestrian statue of Charles I in the background and celebrations of the anniversary of the Restoration of Charles II (29 May, known as "Oak Apple Day"). In the foregrou... More

William Hogarth - Evening

William Hogarth - Evening

Scene at Sadler's Wells Theater with a dyer and his wife walking with their dog beside the New River. The wife holds a fan with a design of Venus and Adonis, the husband carries a small child, a somewhat older ... More

William Hogarth - Morning

William Hogarth - Morning

Scene in Covent Garden with an elaborately dressed middle-aged woman heading towards St Paul's church followed by a small servant boy. To the right two young gentlemen embrace market girls while other women hud... More

William Hogarth - Evening

William Hogarth - Evening

Scene at Sadler's Wells Theater with a dyer and his wife walking with their dog beside the New River. The wife holds a fan with a design of Venus and Adonis, the husband carries a small child, a somewhat older ... More

William Hogarth - Morning

William Hogarth - Morning

Scene in Covent Garden with an elaborately dressed middle-aged woman heading towards St Paul's church followed by a small servant boy. To the right two young gentlemen embrace market girls while other women hud... More

William Hogarth - Hymen and Cupid

William Hogarth - Hymen and Cupid

Hymen seated on a low, overgrown wall, holding a chord on a lute with his left hand, a torch in his right hand. Cupid leaning over to pluck the lute's strings, his bow and quiver on the ground; in the distance ... More

William Hogarth - The distressed poet

William Hogarth - The distressed poet

An untidy garret with a man in a dressing-gown working on a poem entitled 'Riches a Poem' while his wife is confronted by a milkmaid with a lengthy tally who demands payment. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

William Hogarth - The enraged musician

William Hogarth - The enraged musician

A scene in London, possibly near St Martin's-in-the-Fields, with a musician at an open window holding his ears against the noise of the street. A ballad-seller chants while her baby cries and a milkmaid and oth... More

William Hogarth - Martin Folkes

William Hogarth - Martin Folkes

Portrait seated slightly to left, half-length with his right hand raised, eyes to front, wearing long wig, and open jacket over waistcoat. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

William Hogarth - Bishop Hoadly

William Hogarth - Bishop Hoadly

Portrait of Benjamin Hoadly, three-quarter-length, slightly turned to the right, seated on a chair and gesturing with one hand. He has a periwig on his head, the robes of a chancellor of the Order of the Garter... More

William Hogarth - Characters and caricaturas

William Hogarth - Characters and caricaturas

Subscription ticket for "Marriage A-la-Mode" with a group of naturalistic heads in profile and, below, five compartments with heads after Raphael's Vatican tapestry cartoons (i.e. "characters") and caricatures ... More

A south east view of the great town of Boston in New England America
Rendering of Boston and waterfront
A prospect of ye great town of Boston in New England in America
William Hogarth - Marriage à-la-mode, pl. 1

William Hogarth - Marriage à-la-mode, pl. 1

A grand interior where Earl Squander and a city merchant arrange the marriage of their son and daughter; the extravagantly dressed young man looks at his reflection in a glass while his future bride listens to ... More

William Hogarth - Marriage à-la-mode, pl. 1

William Hogarth - Marriage à-la-mode, pl. 1

A grand interior where Earl Squander and a city merchant arrange the marriage of their son and daughter; the extravagantly dressed young man looks at his reflection in a glass while his future bride listens to ... More

Simon Francois - Marriage à-la-mode, pl. 4

Simon Francois - Marriage à-la-mode, pl. 4

A grand bedroom with the countess holding a morning levée attended by her hairdresser while the lawyer, Silvertongue, arranges to meet her at a masquerade. Others in the room include a female friend and men who... More

William Hogarth - The battle of the pictures

William Hogarth - The battle of the pictures

This etching was used as a bidder's ticket for an auction of 19 paintings by Hogarth. Ranks of copies of old master paintings stacked outside Cock's auction house attacking paintings by Hogarth as they emerge f... More

William Hogarth - Marriage à-la-mode, pl. 3

William Hogarth - Marriage à-la-mode, pl. 3

Shown is the interior of a dispensary where the viscount has brought his child-mistress to visit M. de la Pillule whose remedy has not cured her venereal disease; a large, well-dressed woman (perhaps a procures... More

William Hogarth - Marriage à-la-mode, pl. 6

William Hogarth - Marriage à-la-mode, pl. 6

The countess is dying in a chair, an execution broadside at her feet indicates that Silvertongue has been hanged for killing her husband. Her young child (wearing a leg brace as a result of congenital syphilis)... More

Simon Francois - Marriage à-la-mode, pl. 5

Simon Francois - Marriage à-la-mode, pl. 5

A bedroom in a brothel where the earl falls dying after being struck with a sword by Silvertongue whom he has surprised with the countess. The lawyer escapes through the window to left as watchmen enter to righ... More

Simon Francois - Marriage à-la-mode, pl. 4

Simon Francois - Marriage à-la-mode, pl. 4

A grand bedroom with the countess holding a morning levée attended by her hairdresser while the lawyer, Silvertongue, arranges to meet her at a masquerade. Others in the room include a female friend and men who... More

William Hogarth - Marriage à-la-mode, pl. 6

William Hogarth - Marriage à-la-mode, pl. 6

The countess is dying in a chair, an execution broadside at her feet indicates that Silvertongue has been hanged for killing her husband. Her young child (wearing a leg brace as a result of congenital syphilis)... More

William Hogarth - Marriage à-la-mode, pl. 3

William Hogarth - Marriage à-la-mode, pl. 3

Shown is the interior of a dispensary where the viscount has brought his child-mistress to visit M. de la Pillule whose remedy has not cured her venereal disease; a large, well-dressed woman (perhaps a procures... More

Simon Francois - Marriage à-la-mode, pl. 5

Simon Francois - Marriage à-la-mode, pl. 5

A bedroom in a brothel where the earl falls dying after being struck with a sword by Silvertongue whom he has surprised with the countess. The lawyer escapes through the window to left as watchmen enter to righ... More

William Hogarth - Marriage à-la-mode, pl. 2

William Hogarth - Marriage à-la-mode, pl. 2

A lavishly furnished interior where the newlyweds sprawl on chairs in front of a fireplace in the early hours of the morning; he has been out on the town, while she has been playing cards to the accompaniment o... More

William Hogarth - Simon Lord Lovat

William Hogarth - Simon Lord Lovat

The elderly lord sitting on a chair, its back carved with putti supporting a coronet, at a table on which is a book lettered "Memoirs" and quill pen in an ink bottle. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Garrick in the character of Richard III

Garrick in the character of Richard III

David Garrick in the role of Richard III, awakening from his troubled dream in the tent before the battle of Bosworth Field. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Garrick in the character of Richard III

Garrick in the character of Richard III

David Garrick in the role of Richard III, awakening from his troubled dream in the tent before the battle of Bosworth Field. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Pl. 10. The industrious 'prentice alderman of London, the idle one brought before him & impeached by his accomplice

Pl. 10. The industrious 'prentice alderman of London, the idle one bro...

A court of Justice with the elegant Alderman Goodchild holding his hand to his brow as Idle, at the bar, begs for mercy. Idle's female companion slips a coin into the hand of the clerk of the court while the on... More

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