C1822
 (1820)

Taste in Highlife.

Artist:

William Hogarth (1697 - 1794)

Taste in High Life attacks the fashions and decorations of the day. From the Original Picture painted by Hogarth in 1742, in the possession of John Birch Esq. to whom this Plate is humbly dedicated by his obliged Servt. Sam … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Taste in Highlife.

Date:

C1822
 (1820)

Artist:

William Hogarth (1697 - 1794)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

465mm 
x 385mm

Paper Size: 

635mm 
x 480mm
AUTHENTICITY
Taste in Highlife. - Antique Print from 1822

Genuine antique
dated:

1820

Description:

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

From the Original Picture painted by Hogarth in 1742, in the possession of John Birch Esq. to whom this Plate is humbly dedicated by his obliged Servt. Sam Phillips.

Artist:

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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