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Masquerade ticket
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 (Artist)

Prints depicting dance

Theatrical dancers, singly or in pairs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1870 (Approximate)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZFX Hog W Mas 1
Masquerades -- Great Britain
Reprint of original 1727 print by Hogarth.
Caption title.
Acquisition: Gift; Lillian Moore.
Biographical/historical: The British artist William Hogarth frequently satirized contemporary society in his paintings and prints. In this work he skewers the licentious atmosphere of masquerade balls, where masks and costumes concealed the wearers' true identities and literally cloaked bad behavior.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : engraving, b&w ; 24 x 31 cm.
Depiction of a masquerade ball in a large hall with a painting of a bacchanalia at the far end of the room. The caption below the title provides a key to elements in the print: "A. a sacrifice to Priapus. B. a pair of Lecherometers showing ye Companys Inclinations as they approach em. Invented for the use of Ladys & Gentlemen by ye Ingenious Mr. H----r."
Type of Resource
Still image
Library of Congress Control Number: 2010643156
RLIN/OCLC: 741723495
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19759931
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): cd085880-88f9-0134-ab9a-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1697: Creator Born
  • 1764: Creator Died
  • 1870: Issued
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Masquerade ticket" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1870. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/10276f10-8cba-0134-1fa2-00505686a51c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Masquerade ticket" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 14, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/10276f10-8cba-0134-1fa2-00505686a51c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1870). Masquerade ticket Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/10276f10-8cba-0134-1fa2-00505686a51c

Wikipedia Citation

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Masquerade ticket