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William Hogarth

William Hogarth, "The Painter and his Pug" (self-portrait), circa 1745. Public domain
William Hogarth, "The Painter and his Pug" (self-portrait), circa 1745. Public domain

In the early 18th century, an engraver-turned-artist made his mark on the art world by producing satirical prints in series that commented on morality and society. And some of his work is used today as a teaching tool.

Here is the link to information about Hogarth's house that we mentioned in the episode:

Holly's Research:

  • Hogarth, William. “Masquerades and Operas.” British Museum online collection.
  • Rose, Mark. “Technology and Copyright in 1735: The Engraver's Act.” The Information Society. Vol. 21. Issue 1. 2005.
  • “A Rake’s Progress.” Sir John Soane Museum London.
  • “The Hogarth Murals.” Friends of the Great Hall and Archive of St. Bartholomew’s.
  • The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. “Sir James Thornhill.” Encyclopædia Britannica. October 18, 2015.
  • Benenson, Susan Elizabeth. “William Hogarth.” Encyclopædia Britannica. March 20, 2017.
  • “Tailpiece, or The Bathos.” The Met.
  • Small, Lisa. “William Hogarth’s Election series.” Brooklyn Museum. Nov. 7, 2012.
  • Bindman, David. “Hogarth and His Times: Serious Comedy.” University of California Press. 1997.
  • “Hogarth.” Tate Museum.
  • Hogarth, William. “The complete works of William Hogarth : in a series of one hundred and fifty steel engravings from the original pictures.” London Printing and Publishing Co. 1800. Accessed online:
  • Mount, Harry. “Hogarth, the father of the modern cartoon.” Telegraph. Nov. 1, 2014.

Topics in this Podcast: painters, British history, 17th century, biographies, art, art history