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William Hogarth (1697-1764), Painter and engraver

Sitter associated with 19 portraits
Artist associated with 125 portraits
Hogarth began painting in 1727 and soon produced life-size portraits and 'comic histories' such as The Rake's Progress and Marriage à-la-mode. An abrasive social commentator, he was appointed Sergeant Painter to George II in 1757. At a time when foreign artists flocked to London, Hogarth was increasingly concerned with the status of native artists and advocated for the Englishness of English art. He wrote The Analysis of Beauty in 1753, a treatise on art and beauty. His engravings were more highly esteemed at the time than his paintings.

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William Hogarth

attributed to Jean André Rouquet
enamel on copper, circa 1740-1745
On display in Room 10: miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5717

121

William Hogarth

by Louis François Roubiliac
terracotta bust, circa 1741
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 121

289

William Hogarth

by William Hogarth
oil on canvas, 1758
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 289

D3257

William Hogarth

by William Hogarth
line engraving, 1749 (1745)
NPG D3257

D14543

William Hogarth

by William Hogarth
line engraving, 1749 (1745)
NPG D14543

D8195

William Hogarth

by William Hogarth
line engraving, 1764 (1757)
NPG D8195

D35900

William Hogarth

by and published by Charles Townley, after William Hogarth
mezzotint, published June 1781
NPG D35900

D19904

William Hogarth

by and published by Charles Townley, after William Hogarth
mezzotint, published June 1781
NPG D19904

D3258

William Hogarth

by Samuel Ireland, after William Hogarth
etching, published 1786
NPG D3258

D3259

William Hogarth

by Samuel Ireland, after William Hogarth
etching, published 1786
NPG D3259

D3260

William Hogarth

by Samuel Ireland, after William Hogarth
etching, published 1786
NPG D3260

D35901

William Hogarth

by Benjamin Smith, published by John Boydell, published by Josiah Boydell, after William Hogarth
stipple engraving, published 2 April 1794 (1745)
NPG D35901

D2745

David Garrick; William Hogarth

by Barak Longmate
line engraving, early 19th century
NPG D2745

D35902

William Hogarth

by Thomas Cook, published by George, George and John Robinson, after William Hogarth
line engraving, published 1 June 1801 (1745)
NPG D35902

D2919

William Hogarth

by Leonard Charles Wyon, after Louis François Roubiliac
bronze medal, 1848
NPG D2919

D34380

Garrick surrounded by his friends

by George Salisbury Shury, published by A.J. Isaacs, after William Hogarth
stipple engraving and mezzotint, published 20 August 1866
NPG D34380

D20250

William Hogarth

by Samuel Ireland, after William Hogarth
etching, published 1786
NPG D20250

D19973

William Hogarth

by Benjamin Smith, published by John Boydell, and published by Josiah Boydell, after William Hogarth
stipple engraving, published 4 June 1795 (1745)
NPG D19973