William Hogarth

Standard Name: Hogarth, William


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Education Mary Delany
She was then sent to live in the household of her father's sister Lady Stanley, to be trained in social graces and groomed for a post at court.
Hayden, Ruth. Mrs. Delany: Her Life and Her Flowers. British Museum.
Well into adulthood she pursued more...
Friends, Associates Sarah Trimmer
In London, Sarah met William Hogarth , Thomas Gainsborough , Sir Joshua Reynolds , and Dr Samuel Johnson . She attracted Johnson's notice by producing from her pocket a copy of Paradise Lost, when...
Intertextuality and Influence Mrs E. M. Foster
The novel parodies Germaine de Staël 's Corinne (which had appeared in French in 1807, in English in 1808). Chapters are supplied with epigraphs: some standard choices like Pope and Cowper , but also texts...
Intertextuality and Influence Dora Greenwell
She opens the essay with a sharp and witty caricature of others' representations of unmarried women: they have, it is true, gained much both socially and æsthetically in passing from the traditionary type—the withered prude...
Intertextuality and Influence Susanna Watts
The title-page quotes James Thomson . The preface declares a serious, anxious, and most sincere desire to inculcate respect and tenderness towards all the inferior creatures.
Watts, Susanna. The Insects in Council. Hurst, Chance; A. Cockshaw.
Watts sets out the fairly new idea that...
Intertextuality and Influence Rebecca West
An adaptation of Hogarth 's series of prints, the book traces the modern-day rake's progress from throwing cocktail parties in his expensive flat to waiting for his dole money, by way of film investments, gambling...
Intertextuality and Influence W. H. Auden
The opera is based on the Hogarth series of paintings and engravings of the same title. Its premiere took place in Venice this year.
Leisure and Society Hester Lynch Piozzi
The National Portrait Gallery lists twelve portraits of HLP , dated 1781 to 1811 (though some of these derive from each other and a couple are conversation-piece prints). Sir Joshua Reynolds painted her with her...
Leisure and Society Charlotte Charke
Like other theatrical performers, CC was portrayed by various artists in various roles. Critic Robert Folkenflik thinks she may appear in William Hogarth 's Southwark Fair as well as in John Laguerre 's The Stage Mutiny.
Folkenflik, Robert. “Charlotte Charke: Images and Afterimages”. Introducing Charlotte Charke: Actress, Author, Enigma, edited by Philip E. Baruth, University of Illinois Press, pp. 137-61.
Literary responses Henry Handel Richardson
HHR 's husband recalled twenty years later how, although average consumers of circulating-library fiction may have been horrified, to young people interested in literary movements this book was a revelation: not merely a new kind...
Textual Features Mary Latter
The poem is in octosyllabics (or, considering the many feminine endings, in the hudibrastics of Samuel Butler ). After an opening address to the conventionally starving and scruffy nameless Grubstreet Muses!,
Latter, Mary. Liberty and Interest. James Fletcher.
it proceeds...
Textual Features Iris Murdoch
The title comes from William Hogarth 's series of didactic engravings about the two apprentices, of whom the industrious one rises to be Lord Mayor while the idle one takes to crime and is hanged....
Textual Production Mary Augusta Ward
MAW 's novel attacking divorce, entitled Marriage à la Mode, was serialised in Britain and the USA; retitled Daphne; or, "Marriage à la mode" in volume form to make it more palatable in Britain...
Textual Production Marjorie Bowen
MB published (under this pseudonym, with which she was most closely identified) a biography entitled William Hogarth . The Cockney's Mirror.
Dabydeen, David. Hogarth’s Blacks: Images of Blacks in Eighteenth Century English Art. University of Georgia Press.
106-7, 139n59
TLS Centenary Archive Centenary Archive [1902-2012]. http://www.gale.com/c/the-times-literary-supplement-historical-archive.
1808 (26 September 1936): 762
Theme or Topic Treated in Text George Paston
Social Caricature in the Eighteenth Century covers (and illustrates) such well-known names as Hogarth , Gillray , and Rowlandson .


11 February 1660: General Monck, having marched on London from...

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11 February 1660

General Monck , having marched on London from Scotland, dissolved the Parliament by military threat and convened a new one.

27 February 1730: Colonel Francis Charteris was convicted for...

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27 February 1730

Colonel Francis Charteris was convicted for raping a servant.

10 April 1732: William Hogarth began selling to subscribers...

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10 April 1732

William Hogarth began selling to subscribers the prints of A Harlot's Progress, first of his visual narrative series of engravings done from paintings.

23 February 1733: A twenty-two-year-old washerwoman, Sarah...

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23 February 1733

A twenty-two-year-old washerwoman, Sarah Malcolm , standing trial for murder, failed to persuade a jury (all-male, of course) that the blood on her shift was not the victim's but her own menstrual blood.

1734: John Williams's Method to Learn to Design...

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John Williams 's Method to Learn to Design the Passions, translated from a manual by French painter Charles Le Brun , appeared; it proved highly influential.

1734-5: William Hogarth's second print series, A...

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William Hogarth 's second print series, A Rake's Progress, depicted the downward spiral of a young man.

March 1734: Mary Edwards, an heiress who had made a clandestine...

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March 1734

Mary Edwards , an heiress who had made a clandestine Fleet marriage, dissolved it by expunging it from the records.

31 May 1745: William Hogarth issued his series of engravings...

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31 May 1745

William Hogarth issued his series of engravings entitled Marriage A-la-Mode.

13 February 1751: William Hogarth advertised the imminent availability...

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13 February 1751

William Hogarth advertised the imminent availability of his paired prints Gin Lane and Beer Street.

Late 1753: William Hogarth published The Analysis of...

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Late 1753

William Hogarth published The Analysis of Beauty, addressed to ladies as well as gentlemen of unprejudiced judgement.

1824: The House of Commons voted to spend £60,000...

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The House of Commons voted to spend £60,000 to acquire the John Julius Angerstein art collection: this constituted the birth of the National Gallery .


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