Category:Four Times of the Day by William Hogarth

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Four Times of the Day 
a series of four paintings by English artist William Hogarth
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  • 1736
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Quattro momenti del giorno (it); 一天內的四個時刻 (zh-hk); Les quatre moments de la journée (fr); Vier tijden van de dag (nl); 一天內的四個時刻 (zh-hant); 一天內的四個時刻 (zh); Die vier Tageszeiten (de); Os Quatro Períodos do Dia (pt); Four Times of the Day (en); أوقات اليوم الأربعة (ar); 一天内的四个时刻 (zh-hans); Los cuatro momentos del día (es) a series of four paintings by English artist William Hogarth (en); série de peintures de William Hogarth (fr); Serie mit vier Bildern von William Hogarth (de); schilderijenserie van William Hogarth (nl) Four Times of the Day, 一天内的四个时刻 (zh); Los cuatro momentos del dia (es)
English: Humorous depictions of daily life in various locations in London as the day progresses. Depicted are the vagaries of fashion, and the interactions between the rich and poor.

Morning shows a prudish spinster making her way to church in Covent Garden past the revellers of the previous night; Noon shows two cultures on opposite sides of the street in St Giles; Evening depicts a dyer's family returning hot and bothered from a trip to Sadler's Wells; and Night shows disreputable goings-on around a drunken freemason staggering home near Charing Cross.

The four plates depict four times of day, but they also move through the seasons: Morning is set in winter, Noon in spring, and Evening in summer. However, Night—sometimes misidentified as being in September—takes place on Oak Apple Day in May rather than in the autumn.

Completed in 1736, they were reproduced as a series of four engravings published in 1738.

Morning and Night are now in the National Trust Bearsted Collection at Upton House, Warwickshire. The collection was assembled by Walter Samuel, 2nd Viscount Bearsted and gifted to the Trust, along with the house, in 1948. Noon and Evening remain in the Ancaster Collection at Grimsthorpe Castle, Lincolnshire.

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