Taste in Highlife.


Title:
Taste in Highlife.
Date:
C1756 (1820)
Artist:
William Hogarth (1697-1794)
Image Size:
385mm x 465mm (15.16" x 18.31")
Sheet Size:
480mm x 635mm (18.9" x 25")
Condition:
In good condition.
Technique:
Copper engraving.
Price:

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$A 375
Stock Number:
HOGA 113 (OTY) (LF25)
Description:

Taste in High Life attacks the fashions and decorations of the day.

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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