Anecdotes of William Hogarth (Lives of the Artists) (Paperback)

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Anecdotes of William Hogarth (Lives of the Artists) (Paperback)

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A new title in the Lives of the Artists series, which offers personal, revealing accounts of prominent artists as viewed by their contemporaries—and themselves.
 
One of the most visible, popular, and significant artists of his generation, William Hogarth (1697–1764) is best known for his acerbic, strongly moralizing works, which were mass-produced and widely disseminated as prints during his lifetime. This volume is a fascinating look into the notorious English satirical artist’s life, presenting Anecdotes of William Hogarth, Written by Himself—a collection of autobiographical vignettes supplemented with short texts and essays written by his contemporaries, first published in 1785.
William Hogarth (1697–1764) was an English painter, printmaker, satirist, critic, editorial cartoonist, and architect. In his youth he took up an apprenticeship during which he specialized in engraving. Influenced by French and Italian painting and engraving, Hogarth’s work ranged from realistic portraiture to comic strip-like series of pictures. He is best known for his series A Harlot's Progress; A Rake's Progress; and Marriage à la Mode. These acerbically satirical and strongly moralizing works were mass-produced and widely disseminated as prints during his lifetime, which made him one of the most visible, popular, and significant artists of his generation.
Product Details ISBN: 9781606066447
ISBN-10: 1606066447
Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum
Publication Date: October 13th, 2020
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Lives of the Artists