Cabinet 01: Hogarth
William Hogarth, The Works of William Hogarth. London: Printed for Baldwin and Cradock, ... by G. Woodfall ..., . DeB Ee 1835 H
William Hogarth (1697 - 1764) was the first eighteenth century British artist to gain an international reputation. His fame mainly stemmed from his own engraved reproductions of his satirical and moral paintings, notably the Harlot's Progress (1732), the Rake's Progress (1733 - 35), and Marriage à la Mode (1743 - 5). The superb physicality of this publication is evident. There are 116 plates in this volume, one – plate 19, 'The Beggar's Opera' – engraved by William Blake. Here are 'The Enraged Musicians'.