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The Beggar's Opera, c.1731 (oil on canvas)

Image number
XBM189836
Title
The Beggar's Opera, c.1731 (oil on canvas)
Artist
Hogarth, William (1697-1764) / English
Location
Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
Medium
oil on canvas
Date
C18th AD
Dimensions
49.2x56.6 cms
Description

Macheath, a highwayman has been arrested for robbery and taken to Newgate Prison; Lucy, his lover (on left) and Polly, his wife (on right) plead for his life;

Photo credit
Bridgeman Images
Keywords
actors / criminal / actor / theatrical / georgian / performance / play / beggar / beggars / entertainer / act iii / scene 2 / audience / stage / by john gay / 1685-1732 / wrote beggar's opera 1728 / performer / Painting / Mzpainting

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