Hogarth and His Times: Serious Comedy

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University of California Press, Jan 1, 1997 - Art - 208 pages
William Hogarth (1697-1764) is an artist whose popularity has never waned since his own day. His reputation has been based almost entirely on his prints, although he is now recognized as one of the great painters of the British school. This volume, published to mark the tercentenary of his birth, looks at the varied reactions to Hogarth's prints and the different identities imposed upon the artist over the centuries: witty satirist, stern moralist, libertine, aggressive self-promoter, detached observer, and man of the people.
 

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Contents

Foreword
7
Finding An Audience
29
Hogarth and The Spirit of Party
41
Hogarth
51
Hogarthomania and
58
Twentieth
64
The Orders
104
The Political Stage
148
The Analysis of Beauty
168
Last Battles
182
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

David Bindman lectures on the History of Art at University College, London. He is the author of many books, including The Complete Graphic Works of William Blake.

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