Hogarth and the times-of-the-day tradition
William Hogarth's series of paintings and engravings known as The Four Times of the Day is a masterpiece of satire, an iconoclastic portrait of everyday life in eighteenth-century London. Now Sean Shesgreen places this cycle, and the works related to it, in their art-historical context.
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The Times of the Day in Graphic Art
Martin de Vos Aurora engraved by Adrian Collaert
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