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Boys Peeping at Nature.


RCIN 811507

Hogarth launched a subscription for A Harlot’s Progress in 1730. Subscribers, who registered to receive copies of the finished print in return for a down payment, were issued with a ticket showing a boy and a satyr lifting the skirt of a statue to peek underneath. The notion that art and satire can reveal truth may reflect the moral message of the Harlot’s Progress which examined the consequences of a series of actions and choices. This ticket is made out to George Lambert, a landscape painter. In the Royal Collection by 1845 Cat. 85

    The income from your ticket contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of The Royal Collection Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities.