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Marriage a la Mode 6 – The Lady’s Death by William Hogarth 1743

Marriage A la Mode 6 - The Lady's Death_William Hogarth_1743William Hogarth (1697 – 1764)

Detail: chair, pitcher dog, table, medicine bottle, doctor, child, plate, table knife, hogs head (food), food, window, smoking pipe, wall pegs, wall clock, painting (art), corner cupboard, glass bottle, almanac

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  1. A question to any that can answer or have an idea on the subject. Most paintings of the time show tables with cloth covers, for both rich and poor . Is this because it was the fashion of the time, The tables were ugly or just something the painters liked in view?

  2. The painting by William Hogarth, made me THINK, for a long time. The baby wanting it’s mother
    is heart-wrenching, and the dog helping himself to the food, puts it in perspective. A great painting I had never seen before. Thank You for the opportunity.

  3. I’m not quite sure, but I think the label on the bottle on the ground reads: “Laudanum”. Laudanum is a tincture of opium. It became famouse in the late 17th century as strong, but very adictive narcotic. A overdose can be deadly and the bottle on the ground is empty.

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