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William Hogarth: Visions in Print

William Hogarth: Visions in Print

by Alice Insley


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A window into the past which shows us how far we have or haven’t come

Hogarth’s pictures are among the most iconic of the 18th century—his raucous crowds, bustling streets, polite or not-so-polite companies, and all-too revealing tales of human folly, vividly bring the world around him to life. Their fame and popularity rest, above all, on their widespread circulation as prints, not only in England but around the globe, from the artist’s lifetime to today.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849767699
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 04/19/2022
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.55(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Alice Insley is Assistant Curator, Historic British Art, at Tate Britain.

Table of Contents

'Visions in Print' Alice Insley 9

Self-Portrait Painting the Comic Muse 8

The South Sea Scheme 20

Cunicularii, or The Wise Men of Godliman in Consultation 21

A Harlot's Progress 22

A Midnight Modern Conversation 29

A Rake's Progress 30

Southwark Fair 38

Strolling Actresses dressing in a Barn 39

The Four Times of Day 40

The Distrest Poet 44

The Enraged Musician 45

Characters and Caricaturas 47

Marriage A-la-Mode 48

Garrick in the Character of Richard III 54

O the Roast Beef of Old England ('The Gate of Calais') 55

The March to Finchley 57

Beer Street 58

Gin Lane 59

The Four Stages of Cruelty 60

The Analysis of Beauty, Plate I 65

Four Prints of an Election 66

The Times, Plate I 71

Simon Lord Lovat 72

John Wilkes Esq. 73

Tail Piece or The Bathos 75

Notes 76

Illustrated works 77

Index 80

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