Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The progress of beauty

Fielding's narrator, of the character of Mrs. Partridge, in Tom Jones (the reference is II.iii.78):
Whether she sat to my Friend Hogarth, or no, I will not determine; but she exactly resembled the young Woman who is pouring out her Mistress’s Tea in the third Picture of the Harlot’s Progress.
The whole series is here.

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