William Hogarth was born on November
10, 1697 in St. Bartholomew parish (Bartholomew Close), London.
Hogarth developed his skill as an engraver while apprenticed to a
silversmith. In the course of his apprenticeship is learned to draw.
He attended school and studied drawing from life. His first job was
engraving “arms and shop-bills” and other items of trade. The
ability to draw and engrave led naturally to the production of
engravings for books and other printed items. Hogarth became a
painter and engraver famous for portraits and comic representations
of London society. His work was revolutionary set standards for
others to follow.
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1891 - William Hogarth: By Austin Dobson, and William Hogarth. Published in London by Sampson Low, Marston and Company Limited.
1883 - Hogarth: By Austin Dobson, and William Hogarth. Published in London by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington.
1883 - Hogarth's works: With Life and Anecdotal Descriptions Of His Pictures. By John Ireland, John Nichols, & William Hogarth. The Whole Of The Plates Reduced In Exact Fac-simile Of The Originals. Third Series. Published in Edinburgh by Oliphant, Anderson, & Ferrier.
1841 - Hogarth Moralized: A Complete Edition Of All The Most Capital And Admired Works Of William Hogarth. Accompanied By Concise And Comprehensive Explanations Of Their Moral Tendency. By the late Rev. Dr. Trusler to which are added, an introductory essay and many original and selected notes by John Major. A new edition, revised, corrected, and somewhat enlarged by the same. Published in London: printed for Henry Washbourne.
1833 - Anecdotes of William Hogarth: Written by Himself: With Essays On His Life And Genius, And Criticisms On His Works, Selected From Walpole Gilpin. J. Ireland, Lamb, Phillips, And Others. To which are added a catalogue of his prints; account of their variations, and principal copies; lists of paintings, drawings, & etc.
1833 - The Works Of William Hogarth (Volume 1); In A Series Of Engravings: With Descriptions, And A Comment On Their Moral Tendency, By The Rev. John Trusler. To which are added, anecdotes of the author and his works, by J. Hogarth And J. Nichols. Published in London by Jones And Co.
1833 - The Works of William Hogarth (Volume 2); In A Series Of Engravings: With Descriptions, And A Comment On Their Moral Tendency, By The Rev. John Trusler...
1821 - The Works Of William Hogarth (Volume 2); Containing One Hundred And Fifty-Nine Engravings, By Mr. Cooke And Mr. Davenport, With Descriptions, In which are pointed out many beauties that have hitherto escaped notice, with a comment on their moral tendency, by The Rev. John Trusler. In two volumes. Vol. II. A new edition revised and corrected. Published in London. Printed for J. Sharpe, King Street, covent-Garden; R. Griffin and Co Glasgow; and sold by all booksellers in the Kingdom.
1817 - The Genuine Works of William Hogarth (Volume 3); with Biographical Anecdotes, By John Nichols, F.S.A. Lond, Edinb, and Perth; And The Late George Steevens, Esq. F.R.S. and F.S.A. In Three Volumes. Volume III. Containing Clavis Hogarthiana, And Other Illustrative Essays: With Fifty Additional Plates. Published in London. Printed by and for Nichols, Son, And Bentley.
1812 - Hogarth Illustrated From His Own Manuscripts (Volume 1); Compiled And Arranged From The Originals By John Ireland. Volume The First. The Third Edition. Published in London by Messrs. Boydell And Co.
1794 - Graphic Illustrations Of Hogarth, From Pictures, Drawings, And Scarce Prints In The Possession Of Samuel Ireland, Author Of This Work; Of a picturesque tour through Holland, Brabant, &c. and of the picturesque beauties of the rivers Thames and Medway. Published in London by R. Paulder.
1772 - The Analysis Of Beauty. Written with a view of fixing the fluctuating ideas of taste. By William Hogarth. Published in London. Printed by W. Strahan, for Mrs. Hogarth.