Reference Entry

Hogarth, William (1697-1764), painter and engraver

David Bindman

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/13464

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Early career: the 1720s | Beginnings as a painter | The first 'modern moral subjects': A Harlot's Progress and A Rake's Progress | After the Rake: new challenges | Portrait painting: an English grand manner | 'Comic history painting' and Marriage a-la-mode | Contrasting directions: history painting and the lower Class of People | The state of the nation: The March to Finchley and the Election series | Reflecting on art: The Analysis of Beauty | Hogarth under attack: Sandby and Reynolds | The artist embattled: the Sigismunda affair | The wrong politics: Hogarth on the defensive | A feeling mind: retaliation, despair, and death | Posthumous reputation and afterlife

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Subjects: biography ; history

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