Taste in high life: or, dress in 1742.


Title:
Taste in high life: or, dress in 1742.
Date:
C1870
Image Size:
194mm x 263mm (7.64" x 10.35")
Sheet Size:
255mm x 326mm (10.04" x 12.83")
Condition:
In good condition.
Technique:
Engraving.
Price:

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Stock Number:
TWOH 1870 HOGA 125 (NIG) (DRW03)
Description:

C19th engraving after William Hogarth.

From "The Works of Hogarth".

Biography:

William Hogarth (1697-1794)

Hogarth was born in London, the son of an unsuccessful schoolmaster and writer from Westmoreland. After apprenticeship to a goldsmith, he began to produce his own engraved designs from 1710. He later took up oil painting, starting with small portrait groups called conversation pieces. He went on to create a series of paintings satirising contemporary customs, but based on earlier Italian prints, of which the first was 'The Harlot's Progress' (1731), and perhaps the most famous 'The Rake's Progress'. His engravings were so plagiarised that he lobbied for the Copyright Act of 1735 as protection for writers and artists.

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