A Harlot's Progress, Plate 1

William Hogarth British

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Set outside the Bell Inn, London. Mary Hackabout, a country girl, has just arrived on the York Wagon and is examined by an extravagantly dressed bawd Mother Needham. Behind them a clergyman on horseback fails to notice the encounter but a lecherous old gentleman (Colonel Charteris) eyes the girl with anticipation.

A Harlot's Progress, Plate 1, William Hogarth (British, London 1697–1764 London), Etching and engraving; fourth state of four

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