In Bethlehem Hospital (Bedlam)

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Title

In Bethlehem Hospital (Bedlam)

Subject

Hogarth, William, 1697-1764
Mental illness
Psychiatric hospitals
Etchings (prints)
Caricatures
Satires (document genre)

Description

Published as the last of a series of eight engravings entitled, A Rake's Progress, this print depicts the story of Tom Rakewell, a wealthy youth who squanders his inheritance because of immorality, carelessness and greed. As he descends into madness, the manacled Rakewell is lead to confinement in an asylum for the destitute and insane.

Abstract

Etching of an aslyum, by William Hogarth

Creator

Hogarth, William, 1697-1764

Publisher

Published for the Artist

Date Created

1735

Rights

The Harvard Medical Library does not hold copyright on all materials in this collection. For use information, consult Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu

Access Rights

Access to the original work depicted requires advance notice. Contact Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu for additional information

Is Part Of

Manfred Kraemer Collection of Medical Prints and Satires. MMC 064 (10:08)

Format

image

Extent

1 etching

Medium

etching (printing process) on paper

Language

English

Identifier

DigID0002800

Provenance

From the Manfred Kraemer Collection of Medical Prints and Satires. Gift of the Maine Medical Center to the Harvard Medical School, 1992

Files

0002800_ref.jpg
MMC064detail.jpg

Citation

Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, “In Bethlehem Hospital (Bedlam),” OnView, accessed April 17, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/12987.