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    Sale 5365

    Christie's Interiors

    9 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 197

    After William Hogarth

    A Midnight Modern Conversation

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    Estimate

    After William Hogarth
    A Midnight Modern Conversation
    oil on canvas
    11¾ x 16 in. (29.8 x 40.8 cm.)


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    Hogarth designed and engraved this subject in 1732/1733. The room is thought to be St. John's Coffee-house in Shire Lane, Temple Bar near the Law Courts in London, and in it Hogarth satirises all the degrees of drunkenness.

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