Olga's Gallery

William Hogarth


Sarah Malcolm in Prison.

1733. Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK. Read Note.

William Hogarth. Sarah Malcolm in Prison.

Sarah Malcolm, a young Irish charwoman, was found guilty in one of the most sensational murder cases of 1733. Her case made much noise among the public. Hogarth went to see her and and from a sketch he subsequently painted her portrait