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"Unveiling the Historical Tapestry of Debt: From Hogarth's Rake Plate to Emperor Charles V" In the intricate web of history

Background imageDebt Collection: Money tree, conceptual artwork

Money tree, conceptual artwork
Money tree, conceptual computer artwork

Background imageDebt Collection: Hogarth Rake Plate 4

Hogarth Rake Plate 4
The Rakes Progress 4. Arrested for debt in Whitehall as he is on his way to court

Background imageDebt Collection: John Bull Ground Down, published by Hannah Humphrey in 1795 (hand-coloured etching)

John Bull Ground Down, published by Hannah Humphrey in 1795 (hand-coloured etching)
NCO191249 John Bull Ground Down, published by Hannah Humphrey in 1795 (hand-coloured etching) by Gillray, James (1757-1815); Courtesy of the Warden and Scholars of New College

Background imageDebt Collection: Agricultural and manufacturing output and wealth and debts of the United States (coloured engraving)

Agricultural and manufacturing output and wealth and debts of the United States (coloured engraving)
6014062 Agricultural and manufacturing output and wealth and debts of the United States (coloured engraving) by American School

Background imageDebt Collection: Founding of the Bank of England

Founding of the Bank of England - proposed by William Paterson, the Bank of England was formed with Sir John Houblon as its first Governor, initially located in Mercers Hall. Date: 1694

Background imageDebt Collection: Rent Day, engraved by Abraham Raimbach (1784-1868), published 1817 (engraving)

Rent Day, engraved by Abraham Raimbach (1784-1868), published 1817 (engraving)
STC169277 Rent Day, engraved by Abraham Raimbach (1784-1868), published 1817 (engraving) by Wilkie, David (1785-1841) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageDebt Collection: Debtor Served with Writ

Debtor Served with Writ
A debtor is served with a writ

Background imageDebt Collection: The Power Of Justice, c1788. Creator: George Morland

The Power Of Justice, c1788. Creator: George Morland
The Power Of Justice, c1788. Shows a poor weaver being taken to debtor's prison by an officer of the law. The weaver is leaving behind his distressed wife and two children

Background imageDebt Collection: Patriotic gifts, 27 September 1789: the women of the most distinguished artists presented

Patriotic gifts, 27 September 1789: the women of the most distinguished artists presented themselves at the National
JAB5036967 Patriotic gifts, 27 September 1789: the women of the most distinguished artists presented themselves at the National Assembly and placed on the desk a box filled with jewelry

Background imageDebt Collection: Regency gentlemen locked up in Radford's Hotel, Carey Street

Regency gentlemen locked up in Radford's Hotel, Carey Street, for nonpayment of a bill at Long's Hotel
FLO4619154 Regency gentlemen locked up in Radford's Hotel, Carey Street, for nonpayment of a bill at Long's Hotel. Morning and in Low Spirits. A scene in a lock-up house

Background imageDebt Collection: Residents of a house of poverty (inmates for debt), queuing for dinner at the refecttoir

Residents of a house of poverty (inmates for debt), queuing for dinner at the refecttoir
NWI4960742 Residents of a house of poverty (inmates for debt), queuing for dinner at the refecttoir, under the supervision of a guard, Randall's Island, Manhattan, New York City, circa 1870

Background imageDebt Collection: Emperor Charles V with the Fuggers in Augsburg, 1530, (1936). Creator: Unknown

Emperor Charles V with the Fuggers in Augsburg, 1530, (1936). Creator: Unknown
Emperor Charles V with the Fuggers in Augsburg, 1530, (1936). Kaiser Karl V. Bei Fugger in Augsburg, 1530. German businessman

Background imageDebt Collection: Punishment of female debtors in Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

Punishment of female debtors in Abyssinia (Ethiopia), East Africa - tied up with a chain until they pay their debts! Date: circa 1930s

Background imageDebt Collection: Victorian satire, rich landlord evicting poor tenants

Victorian satire, rich landlord evicting poor tenants
Vintage engraving of a Victorian satire, rich landlord harassing poor tenants, 19th Century. Thou pauper pay me that thou owest. Or out upon the world thou goest

Background imageDebt Collection: Cover of ' La Libre parole illustree', Satirique en Couleurs, 1896_8_29: Opening Presidential - Hunt

Cover of " La Libre parole illustree", Satirique en Couleurs, 1896_8_29: Opening Presidential - Hunt
ICA4927706 Cover of " La Libre parole illustree", Satirique en Couleurs, 1896_8_29: Opening Presidential - Hunt

Background imageDebt Collection: English dandies at the home of a bankrupt friend as he is evicted for debt

English dandies at the home of a bankrupt friend as he is evicted for debt
FLO4662124 English dandies at the home of a bankrupt friend as he is evicted for debt. Tom and Jerry taking the hint at Logic's beling blown up at Point Nonplus or long wanted by John Doe

Background imageDebt Collection: The Sergeant-at-Arms outraged in the City (litho)

The Sergeant-at-Arms outraged in the City (litho)
8661387 The Sergeant-at-Arms outraged in the City (litho) by Ward, Charles Daniel (1872-1935); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Sergeant-at-Arms outraged in the City)

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8725410

Background imageDebt Collection: The Town Lady (colour litho)

The Town Lady (colour litho)
8674317 The Town Lady (colour litho) by Miles, Helen J.A. (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Town Lady. Illustration for Tiles from Dame Marjorie's Chimney Corner)

Background imageDebt Collection: La Note ou la Vie, 1850. Creator: Honore Daumier

La Note ou la Vie, 1850. Creator: Honore Daumier
La Note ou la Vie, 1850. The Money or your Life. Maniere delicate don't s'y prennent les Anglais pour reclamer une dette a un people ami

Background imageDebt Collection: The Peasant Settling His Debt, c1646. Creator: Adriaen van Ostade

The Peasant Settling His Debt, c1646. Creator: Adriaen van Ostade
The Peasant Settling His Debt, c1646

Background imageDebt Collection: The Caorsin seizing Master Walter by the Throat, 1857. Creator: Unknown

The Caorsin seizing Master Walter by the Throat, 1857. Creator: Unknown
The Caorsin seizing Master Walter by the Throat, 1857. Scene from "Master Walter, the Physician. A Tale of Old London": Master Walter could read no more

Background imageDebt Collection: Cartoon on the Tiercering of 1810, 1810-1812. Creator: Jacob Smies

Cartoon on the Tiercering of 1810, 1810-1812. Creator: Jacob Smies
Cartoon on the Tiercering of 1810, 1810-1812. Two men in wigs throw bags of money into a well marked La France, flanked by soldiers and a hussaar on a rocking horse

Background imageDebt Collection: Encore mes créanciers, toujours... 19th century. Creator: Honore Daumier

Encore mes créanciers, toujours... 19th century. Creator: Honore Daumier
Encore mes creanciers, toujours... 19th century. Man complaining about creditors

Background imageDebt Collection: A Modern Hercules, published November 17, 1795. Creator: Unknown

A Modern Hercules, published November 17, 1795. Creator: Unknown
A Modern Hercules, published November 17, 1795....Or, a Finishing Blow for Poor John Bull'. British prime minister William Pitt, brandishing a club inscribed Convention Bill

Background imageDebt Collection: R. B. Sheridan, (1751-1816), 1830. Creator: Unknown

R. B. Sheridan, (1751-1816), 1830. Creator: Unknown
R. B. Sheridan, (1751-1816), 1830. Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816) Irish satirist, playwright, poet, and long-term owner of the London Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, educated at Harrow School

Background imageDebt Collection: War 1914 - 1918. Poster 'National Borrowing'

War 1914 - 1918. Poster "National Borrowing"
JAB5036114 War 1914 - 1918. Poster "National Borrowing". by Courboin, Eugene (1851-1915); (add.info.: "Souscrivez a l'emprunt"); Photo ©Jaime Abecasis

Background imageDebt Collection: The Defeat Of Shylock, 1850 (oil on panel)

The Defeat Of Shylock, 1850 (oil on panel)
7223513 The Defeat Of Shylock, 1850 (oil on panel) by Hook, James Clarke (1819-1907); 80x100.3 cm; Manchester Art Gallery, UK; © Manchester Art Gallery

Background imageDebt Collection: The moneylenders, (painting)

The moneylenders, (painting)
7129310 The moneylenders, (painting) by Massys or Metsys, Quentin (c.1466-1530); Galleria Doria Pamphilj, Rome, Italy; (add.info.: The moneylenders, Quinten Massys, Doria Pamphilj gallery, Rome)

Background imageDebt Collection: The Journalist 1837 and 1897. jpg

The Journalist 1837 and 1897. jpg
Contrasting cartoons of a careworn and harassed hack, working in the Fleet Prison (where he is obliged to live because of his debts), in 1837 and a fat

Background imageDebt Collection: First World War: 'Subscribe to the fourth loan and the tricolor flag, in Strasbourg

First World War: "Subscribe to the fourth loan and the tricolor flag, in Strasbourg
JLJ4675842 First World War: " Subscribe to the fourth loan and the tricolor flag, in Strasbourg, will announce to the world the restoration of peace, freedom and justice" (poster) by Waltz

Background imageDebt Collection: Settling the Debt, (oil on panel)

Settling the Debt, (oil on panel)
827128 Settling the Debt, (oil on panel) by Eichinger, Erwin (1892-1950); 40.6x47 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Settling the Debt. Erwin Eichinger (1892-1950). Oil on panel

Background imageDebt Collection: L Assiette au Beurre, number 225, Satirical in Colors, 1905_7_22

L Assiette au Beurre, number 225, Satirical in Colors, 1905_7_22
ICA4903600 L Assiette au Beurre, number 225, Satirical in Colors, 1905_7_22 by Camara, Leal de (1877-1948); (add.info.: Persia)

Background imageDebt Collection: Chansons de France: Cadet Rousselle (colour litho)

Chansons de France: Cadet Rousselle (colour litho)
7183315 Chansons de France: Cadet Rousselle (colour litho) by Renault, Emile Auguste (1870-1938); Private Collection; (add.info.: Cadet Rousselle)

Background imageDebt Collection: Les Visites du Jour de l An - (une foule de creanciers passent la porte de l appartement d un)

Les Visites du Jour de l An - (une foule de creanciers passent la porte de l appartement d un jeune homme en)
FIA5405725 Les Visites du Jour de l An - (une foule de creanciers passent la porte de l appartement d un jeune homme en brandissant des factures pour les extravagances de l annee precedente)

Background imageDebt Collection: A Long Bill, a man reading (chromolitho)

A Long Bill, a man reading (chromolitho)
7148178 A Long Bill, a man reading (chromolitho) by Lucas, John Seymour (1849-1923) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Long Bill, a man reading)

Background imageDebt Collection: The Holy Roman Emperor Charles V visiting the German merchant Anton Fugger at his home in

The Holy Roman Emperor Charles V visiting the German merchant Anton Fugger at his home in Augsburg, 1535 (engraving)
7148086 The Holy Roman Emperor Charles V visiting the German merchant Anton Fugger at his home in Augsburg, 1535 (engraving) by Becker

Background imageDebt Collection: An 'Enfant Prodigue': satire on Barings Banks overexposure to Argentinian

An "Enfant Prodigue": satire on Barings Banks overexposure to Argentinian
7173247 An " Enfant Prodigue" : satire on Barings Banks overexposure to Argentinian and Uruguayan debt in the late 1880s and early 1890s (engraving) by English School

Background imageDebt Collection: The Suicide, c1780-1825. Creator: Thomas Rowlandson

The Suicide, c1780-1825. Creator: Thomas Rowlandson
The Suicide, c1780-1825. This is one of the few drawings of Rowlandsons where humor is not dominant. However, the sincerity of the wife, who has collapsed

Background imageDebt Collection: Cover of 'Le Grelot', number 70, Satirique en Couleurs

Cover of "Le Grelot", number 70, Satirique en Couleurs
ICA4923241 Cover of " Le Grelot", number 70, Satirique en Couleurs, 1872_8_11: Fourteen times covered (engraving) by Le Petit, Alfred (1841-1909); Photo eCaricadoc; French, out of copyright

Background imageDebt Collection: The skeleton of Death frees a prisoner from debtors gaol in front of his distraught family

The skeleton of Death frees a prisoner from debtors gaol in front of his distraught family
FLO4690398 The skeleton of Death frees a prisoner from debtors gaol in front of his distraught family. Handcoloured copperplate drawn

Background imageDebt Collection: Debtor and Creditor, Cartoon de Gavarni, c. 1840

Debtor and Creditor, Cartoon de Gavarni, c. 1840
LSE4093681 Debtor and Creditor, Cartoon de Gavarni, c. 1840. by Gavarni, Paul (1804-66); Bibliotheque des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France; (add.info.: Debtor and Creditor, Cartoon de Gavarni, c)

Background imageDebt Collection: Egypt: debt reserves go in smoke - in 'Le Petite Journal'

Egypt: debt reserves go in smoke - in "Le Petite Journal"
LSE4099074 Egypt: debt reserves go in smoke - in " Le Petite Journal" of 14/06/1896 by Meyer, Henri (1841-99); Private Collection; (add.info.: Egypt)

Background imageDebt Collection: British Museum 2043, Curiosities of Ancient Times (engraving)

British Museum 2043, Curiosities of Ancient Times (engraving)
5997829 British Museum 2043, Curiosities of Ancient Times (engraving) by Cruikshank, George (1792-1878); Private Collection; (add.info.: British Museum 2043, Curiosities of Ancient Times)

Background imageDebt Collection: At Anchor in the Fleet (engraving)

At Anchor in the Fleet (engraving)
614650 At Anchor in the Fleet (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: At Anchor in the Fleet)

Background imageDebt Collection: A Rakes Progress, Plate 4, 1st State, 1735 (engraving)

A Rakes Progress, Plate 4, 1st State, 1735 (engraving)
1071405 A Rakes Progress, Plate 4, 1st State, 1735 (engraving) by Hogarth, William (1697-1764); 34.6x39.4 cm; Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA; (add.info.: The Arrested)

Background imageDebt Collection: Mortgage Monster Looms Over a Family Home, 1956 (screen print)

Mortgage Monster Looms Over a Family Home, 1956 (screen print)
3034762 Mortgage Monster Looms Over a Family Home, 1956 (screen print) by American School, (20th century); (add.info.: Vintage illustration of a mortgage monster looming over a family home; screen)

Background imageDebt Collection: Comic postcard, Man racing for the train, pursued by his creditors Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Man racing for the train, pursued by his creditors Date: 20th century



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"Unveiling the Historical Tapestry of Debt: From Hogarth's Rake Plate to Emperor Charles V" In the intricate web of history, it has woven its way through societies and cultures, leaving an indelible mark on humanity. From the satirical engravings of Hogarth's Rake Plate 4 to the oil painting depicting The Defeat Of Shylock, these artistic expressions shed light on the multifaceted nature of debt. One such portrayal is John Bull Ground Down, a hand-coloured etching published by Hannah Humphrey in 1795. This artwork captures the burdensome weight that debt imposes upon individuals and nations alike. It serves as a stark reminder that even powerful entities can be crushed under its relentless pressure. The founding of the Bank of England stands as a testament to how debt became institutionalized within society. As agricultural and manufacturing output surged in wealthier nations like the United States, so did their debts – depicted vividly in a coloured engraving showcasing this economic paradox. Rent Day, engraved by Abraham Raimbach in 1817, transports us into an era where unpaid rent could lead to dire consequences for tenants. Victorian satire further exposes social inequalities when rich landlords evict impoverished residents with callous disregard for their plight. Debt transcends borders and time periods; it seeps into every corner of human existence. In Abyssinia (Ethiopia), punishment was meted out harshly against female debtors – an illustration highlighting both gender disparities and societal attitudes towards indebtedness. Even during times of war, debts persistently haunt individuals' lives. Coxs by Bruce Bairnsfather presents a World War I cartoon capturing soldiers grappling with financial obligations while fighting for their countries' honor on foreign soil. Artistic renditions also delve into literary works such as The Defeat Of Shylock or portray historical figures like R. B Sheridan who faced personal financial struggles despite his creative genius. These depictions remind us that debt does not discriminate.