Hogarth, William, 1697-1764


  • The battle of the pictures: between an auction house and Hogarth's studio, old master paintings are lined up in ranks outnumbering and attacking Hogarth's contemporary counterparts. Etching by W. Hogarth.
  • Hudibras confronts with a pistol a club-wielding crowd, including Crowdero the fiddler with a peg leg, Talgot the butcher, and Orsin with his bear. Engraving by William Hogarth.
  • Four judges in heavy wigs, two of them are fast asleep. Etching by W. Hogarth.
  • A crowd of spectators wait as Tom Idle is driven in a cart with his coffin to his place of execution and the gallows. Engraving by William Hogarth, 1747.
  • Men playing draughts in Button's coffee-house ca. 1720 Aquatint by S. Ireland after W. Hogarth.
  • A poor London street strewn with hopeless drunkards and lined with gin shops and a flourishing pawnbroker. Engraving, c. 1751, after W. Hogarth.
  • David Garrick in the rôle of Richard III, awakening from his nightmare in the tent with military activities in the background. Etching by W. Hogarth and C. Grignion after W. Hogarth.
  • In a chamber containing stuffed animals, a globe and astrological devices Hudibras, about to draw his sword, startles Sidrophel and Whacum. Aquatint by C. Rosenberg, 1799, after William Hogarth.
  • Don Quixote with a lance riding a horse attacks a barber. Engraving by William Hogarth.
  • The good Samaritan tending to a wounded man while a priest and a Levite walk on by. Line engraving by T. Cook, 1809, after W. Hogarth.