William Godwin's Diary


This entry refers to Marriage A-la-Mode: a group of six sequential paintings by British artist William Hogarth (1697–1764) in the genre of ‘modern moral subjects’ largely satirizing the upper echelons of contemporary British society. The pictures were exhibited to the public at Christie’s, Cumberland House, Pall-Mall in 1792. The six titles (The Marriage Settlement, The Tête à Tête, The Inspection, The Toilette, The Bagnio, and The Lady’s Death) are now housed in the Collection of British Paintings at the National Gallery, London.

See also The National Gallery; DNB; and The Times, 8 March 1792.