Tuesday, 19 July 2011

The Rake

In Tin Trumpet (1836), H Smith wrote: "An old rake who has survived himself, is the most pitiable object in creation.", which makes the choice of the word (by anyone with a feel for language), a strange one as the heading for any fashionable enterprise. Today's picture is William Hogarth's The Rake in Bedlam, from which, of course, he did not emerge.

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