The Marriage Settlement


Period: 19th century

Origin: France

Height: 58"
Width: 80"

Material: Oil on canvas

Maker: Thomas George Duvall (1840-1879)

The first painting of a set of six entitled Marriage à-la-mode which was originally painted by Hogarth between 1743 and 1745. It is a moralistic warning, which gives us a clear vision of what happens as a result of an ill-conceived marriage, which only took place for financial reasons and not for love

Art historians believe that this project of Hogarth was his finest. It is a finely crafted story divided into six parts and I like to consider it as a six-episode pictorial soap opera