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image of A Scene from The Beggar's Opera William Hogarth (artist)
English, 1697 - 1764
A Scene from The Beggar's Opera, 1728/1729
oil on canvas
overall: 51.1 x 61.2 cm (20 1/8 x 24 1/8 in.) framed: 79.2 x 88.6 x 6.9 cm (31 3/16 x 34 7/8 x 2 11/16 in.)
Paul Mellon Collection
Not on View
From the Tour: British and American History Paintings of the 1700s
Object 3 of 8

Exhibition History

Works by the Old Masters, and by Deceased Masters of the British School. Winter Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1912, no. 150.
Hogarth, Tate Gallery, London, 1971-1972, no. 46, repro.
Gifts to the Nation: Selected Acquisitions from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1986, unnumbered checklist, repro. (detail)
"Among the Whores and Thieves": William Hogarth and 'The Beggar's Opera', Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1997, no. 10, fig. 4.

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