1743-1745: William Hogarth: Marriage à-la-mode (series of six) [Rococo; UK] Marriage à-la-mode is a series of six satirical oil paintings, each measuring 2.3 ft. tall by 2.9 ft. wide, by 18th Century English artist William Hogarth that the artist used as the basis for making engraved copper plates and ultimately paper prints.
Marriage à-la-mode is a series of six pictures painted by William Hogarth between 1743 and 1745 depicting a pointed skewering of upper class 18th century society. This moralistic warning shows the disastrous results of an ill-considered marriage for money and satirizes patronage and aesthetics. (All 6 with descriptions on Wikipedia.)
William Hogarth, A rake's progress (1733) "The eight paintings in William Hogarth's A Rake's Progress (1733) tell the story of Tom Rakewell, a young man who follows a path of vice and self-destruction after inheriting a fortune from his miserly father."