(England 10 Nov 1697 – 25 or 26 October 1764)
A rake's progress: plate 8
- Other titles:
- A rake's progress: the madhouse
- Not on display
- Further information
In the final scene Tom is stripped of his clothes and reason, shackled and lying on the floor of Bethlem Hospital (Bedlam). A company of madmen surrounds him, all suffering from various delusions, while his devoted lover weeps by his side. In the background a pair of fashionable lady sightseers is entertained by the naked kin, urinating in cell 55.
Peter Raissis, Prints & drawings Europe 1500–1900, 2014
- etching and engraving
- 36.0 x 41.0 cm platemark; 37.6 x 43.0 cm sheet
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Purchased 2006
- Accession number