Hogarth's Marriage A-La-Mode (HB)

Hogarth's Marriage A-La-Mode (HB)

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Hogarth's Marriage A-La-Mode explores one of Hogarth’s best known series of paintings that took the upper echelons of society as its subject. This is a re-issue with a fresh design featuring Judy Egerton’s engaging text and includes a free DVD narrated by Alan Bennett.

The book and DVD set of Hogarth's Marriage A-La-Mode examines the story of Marriage A-la-Mode, a six part series describing a marriage arranged between the son of a spendthrift nobleman who needs cash and the daughter of a rich City of London merchant who wants to buy social status. Love between the bride and bridegroom never develops; and their discordant lives progress through adultery and venereal disease to murder, execution and suicide.

The author, Judy Egerton, explains the multiple visual clues and symbols employed by Hogarth to create this intriguing narrative on the questionable morals of the upper classes of the late eighteenth century.


  • Introduction
  • The Marriage Settlement
  • The Tête à Tête
  • The Inspection
  • The Toilette
  • The Bagnio
  • The Lady’s Death
  • Engraving Marriage A-la-Mode
  • Selling the Paintings of Marriage

'The book... is the perfect accompanient to a closer look at the original paintings', Sarah Lawson, May 2011, Cassone - The International Online Magazine of Art and Art Books

Product Code 1018447
Author Judy Egerton
Publisher National Gallery Company
Published February 2011
format Hardback
Pages 80
illustrations 45 (approx)
words 17,000
Dimensions 250 x 150 mm
ISBN 9781857095104
GTIN 9781857095104
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