Bowl, with a depiction of ‘A Midnight Modern Conversation’ by William Hogarth (1697-1764), Meissener Porzellan Manufaktur, c. 1760

Bowl, with a depiction of ‘A Midnight Modern Conversation’ by William Hogarth (1697-1764), Meissener Porzellan Manufaktur, c. 1760

porcelain (material), h 16.0cm × d 30.0cm More details

By copying Hogarth’s A Midnight Modern Conversation on a punchbowl, an illusion of infinity is created, as it were (a scene within a scene within a scene, etc). After all, a comparable punchbowl features on the table in the scene depicted.

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