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Darvill's is pleased to offer a large collection of authentic, original William Hogarth engravings. We have both the early Thomas Cook and James Heath editions.
William Hogarth was born at Bartholomew Close in London to Richard Hogarth, a poor Latin school teacher and textbook writer, and Anne Gibbons. In his youth he was apprenticed to the engraver Ellis Gamble in Leicester Fields, where he learned to engrave trade cards and similar products.. Young Hogarth also took a lively interest in the street life of the metropolis and the London fairs, and ...
William Hogarth (1697-1764) Hogarth’s extraordinary career began with his apprenticeship to a silver engraver in Cranbourn Street. He soon turned, however, to designing and engraving plates for the print and book publishers.
Prints by William Hogarth. Issued in 1790 by the Boydells from the original plates. A wonderful series of eighteenth century genre prints by the British master, William Hogarth
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William Hogarth will be remembered as the father of satirical caricatures and moral paintings, a genre which would later develop into cartoons.
William Hogarth, (born November 10, 1697, London, England—died October 26, 1764, London), the first great English-born artist to attract admiration abroad, best known for his moral and satirical engravings and paintings—e.g., A Rake’s Progress (eight scenes,1733). His attempts to build a reputation as a history painter and portraitist, however, met with financial disappointment, and his ...
Hogarth is best known for his series paintings of 'modern moral subjects', of which he sold engravings on subscription. The Collection contains the set called 'Marriage A-la-Mode'. Although pugnaciously hostile to Continental art, he succumbed to French influence. In 1753 he published his 'Analysis ...