The Miser

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The Miser
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Samuel Ireland after William Hogarth

The Miser

London, 1799

Etching and aquatint.

150 x 90 mm


The miser Harpagon standing on the right in front of a table, beside a notary and clerk, snuffing out a candle and complaining that his friend Anselm's son has come to rob him of everything he owns, including his daughter, while the latter makes a bow to the daughter and assembled company; scene from Molière's play, after a drawing by Hogarth; illustration to volume II of Ireland's 'Graphic Illustrations of Hogarth' (1799).