William Hogarth 1697 - 1764

 

Hogarth's illustrations to books, and his own seminal graphic narrative sequences are well known and, thanks to Ronald Paulson in particular, critically discussed with intelligence. This small selection is intended as a reminder of Hogarth's narrative skills, as a reference for dates and a repository of lesser known images and telling details.

 

DATES OF HIS PRINCIPAL NARRATIVES
1732; A Harlot's Progress
1735; A Rake's Progress
1736; Before and After
1738; The Four Times of the Day
1745; Marriage à la Mode
1747; Industry and Idleness
1750/1; Beer Street and Gin Lane
1750/1; The Four Stages of Cruelty
1753; The Analysis of Beauty published
1750/1; Four Prints of an Election
1764; Tail Piece The Bathos (see above)

 

a few token plates for you

01 Scholars at a Lecture, etched and engraved 1736/7, and an effective study of boredom.

02 Royalty, Episcopacy and Law Some of the Principal Inhabitants of the Moon , etching and engraving, 1724/5

03 Time Smoking a Picture , etched and engraved 1761 Tail Piece ;

04 The Bathos, etched and engraved 1764
 

 

SINGLES

ANALYSIS OF BEAUTY PLATES 1 AND 2 1753

THE LOTTERY 1724

CHARACTERS AND CARICATURAS 1743

BEFORE AFTER

MAP OF A BATTLE PLAN 1723/4

SHOP CARD FOR HIS SISTERS C1730

THE SOUTH SEA SCHEME 1721

SILVER MINE FROM DE LA MOTRAYE 1723/4

FOR BLACKWELL'S COMPENDIUM

CUNICULARII, giving birth to Rabbits 1726

Punishment inflicted on Lemuel Gulliver 1726

FOUR TIMES OF THE DAY, Morning

FOUR TIMES OF THE DAY, Noon

FOUR TIMES OF THE DAY, Evening

FOUR TIMES OF THE DAY, Night

Frontispiece, Joshua Kirby, Perspective 1754

The Five Orders of Periwigs 1761

The Times, 1762, an attack on Pitt

The frontispiece to Clubb's Physiognomy, satire on Phrenology 1763