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Image of the Week: Hogarth's Marriage à-la-mode (1745)

Image of the Week: Hogarth’s Marriage à-la-mode (1745)

  Valentine’s Day brings thoughts of love, engagement, marriage, and passion, but William Hogarth’s fifth picture in his Marriage à-la-mode series (1745) portrays a warning to those who jump into love and marriage for the wrong reasons (such as money). Hogarth’s painting depicts a young wife begging forgiveness from her husband, the new Earl of […]