Professional Women

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Title Woman Swearing a Child to a Grave Citizen
Artist Joseph Sympson Jr. (after William Hogarth)
Date 1731
Medium Engraving
Location The Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections, Northwestern University
A pregnant woman swears under oath that a rich English miser has fathered her child. Unlike the young heroine in A Harlot's Progress, this 'working' woman not only finds a father for her bastard child but also the means for an early retirement.

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