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 r…
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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 23 June 2021.]
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