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William Hogarth (1697-1764)

"William Hogarth FRSA (/ˈhoʊɡɑːrθ/; 10 November 1697 – 26 October 1764) was an English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic, and editorial cartoonist. His work ranged from realistic portraiture to comic strip-like series of pictures called "modern moral subjects", perhaps best known being his moral series A Harlot´s Progress, A Rake´s Progress and Marriage A-la-Mode. Knowledge of his work is so pervasive that satirical political illustrations in this style are often referred to as "Hogarthian".

Hogarth was born in London to a lower-middle-class family. In his youth he took up an apprenticeship where he specialised in engraving. His father underwent periods of mixed fortune, and was at one time imprisoned in lieu of outstanding debts; an event that is thought to have informed William´s paintings and prints with a hard edge." - (en.wikipedia.org 30.10.2019)

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Taste in High LifeThe battle of the pictures.A Representation of the March of the Guard towards Scottland, in the Year 1745.
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Intellectual creation William Hogarth (1697-1764)
Printing plate produced Sam Phillips (Kupferstecher)

Created William Hogarth (1697-1764)

Published William Hogarth (1697-1764)
Printing plate produced Luke Sullivan (1705-1771)

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