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Collection: Wellcome Collection

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Museum Object

"The sleepy congregation"

by William Hogarth (Artist)
This is an image from BCH_images_wellcome_V0049236

In this image a clergyman reads the sermon with the aid of a magnifying glass to a sleeping congregation while another clergyman ogles a sleeping woman. It is a satire on tedious sermons and the replacement of spirituality by sleep.

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