William Hogarth (3254 words)

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Hogarth Painting the Comic Muse (first version 1758; this, the third version, 1764)

Hogarth was the first, great, visual artist born and bred in England. His achievement is remarkable for its range, quality and originality. He created major works in book illustration, individual portraiture, small group portraiture, or “conversation pieces”, and grand history-painting. Most memorably of all, however, he created a new genre of narrative comic history-paintings, or “modern moral subjects”, as he described them in his Autobiographical Notes, which established satire and comedy in art as high and respectable categories w…

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Gordon, Ian. "William Hogarth". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 October 2002
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=2167, accessed 25 February 2018.]

Articles on Hogarth's works

  1. A Harlot's Progress
  2. A Rake's Progress
  3. Beer Street and Gin Lane
  4. Four Prints of an Election
  5. Industry and Idleness
  6. Marriage A-la-Mode
  7. Tailpiece, or The Bathos
  8. The Four Stages of Cruelty
  9. The Four Times of Day and Strolling Actresses dressing in a Barn
  10. The March to Finchley

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