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HOGARTH, William (1697 - 1764), Painter, draughtsman, engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
HOGARTH, William (1697 - 1764), Painter, draughtsman, engraver

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British, 18th century, male.

Born 10 November 1697, in London; died 25 October 1764, in London.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver. History painting, portraits, genre scenes.

[not available online]William Hogarth played a crucial part in establishing an English School of painting. In 1713 he was apprenticed to Ellis Gamble, a silver-plate engraver. By 1720 he was in business on his own and in 1721, he engraved

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