A Harlot's Progress: Quarrels with her Jewish Protector

William Hogarth (London 1697 - London 1764)
National Trust Inventory Number 1535135

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1732 - 1755
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 489 x 565 mm (19 1/4 x 22 1/4 in)
Place of origin England
Collection Ascott Estate, Buckinghamshire
On show at Ascott Estate, Buckinghamshire, London and South East, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, A Harlot's Progress: Quarrels with her Jewish Protector, after William Hogarth (London 1697 - London 1764). A copy of the second episode of the engraving of A Harlot's Progress. Mary Hackabout provokes a quarrel with her Jewish protector and to distract his attention from the escape of her lover by the door at the back of the room, kicks over a tea-table; her black page stands beside her at the right; her maid escorts her lover from the room. The series was engraved by Hogarth and published in 1732. The original oil paintings were sold by Hogarth to Alderman Beckford in 1745 and are all generally supposed to have perished in the Fonthill fire of 1755, although the fire-damaged original reappeared at auction in 1991. The pictures on the wall at the back of the room are of Bathsheba and Lot and his Daughters.


James Caulfeild, 1st Earl of Charlemont (1728-1799) by 1798 and in family still 1867; not in Charlemont sale 1874; but with Leopold de Rothschild by 1875; given to the National Trust by Anthony de Rothschild (1887- 1961) with the house in 1949

Credit line

Ascott, The Anthony de Rothschild Collection (National Trust)

Makers and roles

William Hogarth (London 1697 - London 1764), artist


Ascott, Buckinghamshire, Scala, 2008 by John Martin Robinson and others [pictures entries by Karin Wolfe on basis of Gore entries, 1963 with contributions from Alastair Laing] , no.46
Ireland 1798, J. Ireland, Hogarth Illustrated, 1798, III, p, 337, note
Nichols 1833, J. B. Nichols, Anecdotes of Hogarth, 1833, p. 353
Stephens 1877, F. G. Stephens, Satirical Prints in the British Museum, 1877, III, p. 27
Dobson 1907, A. Dobson, Hogarth, 1907, p. 331

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