William Hogarth

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The Father of English painting, William Hogarth aspired to an art that would engage and delight ordinary citizens, rather than educated connoisseurs and critics, whom he despised. He achieved this ambition by creating a new type of painting, a comic strip-like series of pictures called ‘modern moral subjects’. Famous examples such as ‘A Harlot’s Progress’, ‘A Rake’s Progress’ and ‘Marriage A-la-Mode’ were reproduced en masse as popular engravings and were accessible to all. His work also provided a visual influence to the satirical works of England’s great men of letters. More importantly, Hogarth’s extraordinary achievement of securing a Copyright Act would benefit countless artists in all media to the present day. Delphi’s Masters of Art Series presents the world’s first digital e-Art books, allowing readers to explore the works of great artists in comprehensive detail. This volume presents Hogarth’s complete paintings in beautiful detail, with concise introductions, hundreds of high quality images and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* The complete paintings of William Hogarth – hundreds of images, fully indexed and arranged in chronological and alphabetical order
* Includes reproductions of rare works
* Features a special ‘Highlights’ section, with concise introductions to the masterpieces, giving valuable contextual information
* Enlarged ‘Detail’ images, allowing you to explore Hogarth’s celebrated works in detail, as featured in traditional art books
* Hundreds of images in colour – highly recommended for viewing on tablets and smartphones or as a valuable reference tool on eReaders
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the paintings
* Easily locate the artworks you wish to view
* Includes a wide selection of Hogarth’s prints – explore the artist’s varied works
* Hogarth’s treatise of art: ‘The Analysis of Beauty’
* A special criticism section, with eight seminal essays exploring Hogarth’s contribution to the development of British art
* Features four bonus biographies – immerse yourself in Hogarth’s world


The Highlights
Masquerades and Operas (1724)
Emblematical Print on the South Sea Scheme (1724)
Conversation Piece (c. 1731)
A Harlot’s Progress (1731)
A Rake’s Progress (1734)
Self Portrait (1735)
Jesus at the Pool of Bethesda (1737)
Four Times of the Day (1738)
Portrait of Thomas Coram (1740)
Marriage à-la-mode (1745)
The Painter and his Pug (1745)
David Garrick as Richard III (1745)
The Shrimp Girl (c. 1745)
The Gate of Calais or O, the Roast Beef of Old England (1748)
Beer Street and Gin Lane (1751)
Sigismunda Mourning over the Heart of Guiscardo (1759)
Credulity, Superstition and Fanaticism (1762)

The Paintings
The Complete Paintings
Alphabetical List of Paintings

The Prints
List of Prints

The Book
The Analysis of Beauty (1753)

The Criticism
Preface to ‘Joseph Andrews’ (1742) by Henry Fielding
Letter to George Montagu, Esq. (1761) by Horace Walpole
Characters of Hogarth (1765) by Horace Walpole
On the Genius and Character of Hogarth (1811) by Charles Lamb
Hogarth, Smollett, and Fielding (1853) by William Makepeace Thackeray
Hogarth’s Works: First Series (1874) by John Ireland and John Nichols
Hogarth and His Time (1877) by James Parton
Hogarth’s Sigismunda (1892) by Austin Dobson

The Biographies
Biographical Anecdotes of William Hogarth (1785) by John Nichols
William Hogarth (1900) by Austin Dobson
Hogarth (1912) by Arthur St. John Adcock
Hogarth by (1913) C. Lewis Hind

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