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William Hogarth

(1697-1764), Painter and engraver

Sitter associated with 19 portraits
Artist associated with 126 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 and recommended that they seek inspiration from the infinite variety of contemporary human existence. 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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'The Gaols Committee of the House of Commons', by William Hogarth - NPG 926

'The Gaols Committee of the House of Commons'

by William Hogarth
oil on canvas, circa 1729
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 926

John ('Jack') Broughton, by William Hogarth - NPG L243

John ('Jack') Broughton

by William Hogarth
oil on canvas, circa 1730
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L243

Thomas Coram, after William Hogarth - NPG 2427

Thomas Coram

after William Hogarth
pencil(?) and wash, feigned oval, (1740)
NPG 2427

William Jones, by William Hogarth - NPG 5734

William Jones

by William Hogarth
oil on canvas, 1740
On display in Room 13 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5734

Simon Fraser, 11th Baron Lovat, after William Hogarth - NPG 216

Simon Fraser, 11th Baron Lovat

after William Hogarth
oil on canvas, (1746)
NPG 216

William Hogarth, by William Hogarth - NPG 289

William Hogarth

by William Hogarth
oil on canvas, 1758
NPG 289

Portrait of the Jeffreys family, after William Hogarth - NPG D36496

Portrait of the Jeffreys family

after William Hogarth
carbon print, before 1912 (1720)
NPG D36496

'The South Sea Scheme', by William Hogarth - NPG D21368

'The South Sea Scheme'

by William Hogarth
etching and engraving, circa 1721
NPG D21368

'The Lottery', by William Hogarth - NPG D21369

'The Lottery'

by William Hogarth
etching and engraving, 1724
NPG D21369

Martin Folkes, by William Hogarth - NPG D13200

Martin Folkes

by William Hogarth
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D13200

A Chorus of Singers, by William Hogarth - NPG D21375

A Chorus of Singers

by William Hogarth
etching, 1732
NPG D21375

Sarah Malcolm, after William Hogarth - NPG D38165

Sarah Malcolm

after William Hogarth
mezzotint, (1733)
NPG D38165

'Scholars at a Lecture', by William Hogarth - NPG D21372

'Scholars at a Lecture'

by William Hogarth
etching and engraving, 1736
NPG D21372

'The Company of Undertakers', by William Hogarth - NPG D21373

'The Company of Undertakers'

by William Hogarth
etching and engraving, 1736
NPG D21373

'Scholars at a Lecture', by William Hogarth - NPG D21376

'Scholars at a Lecture'

by William Hogarth
etching and engraving, 1736
NPG D21376

Frances Byron (née Berkeley), Lady Byron, by John Faber Jr, after  William Hogarth - NPG D1293

Frances Byron (née Berkeley), Lady Byron

by John Faber Jr, after William Hogarth
mezzotint, 1736
NPG D1293

Frances Byron (née Berkeley), Lady Byron, by John Faber Jr, after  William Hogarth - NPG D890

Frances Byron (née Berkeley), Lady Byron

by John Faber Jr, after William Hogarth
mezzotint, 1736
NPG D890

Frances Byron (née Berkeley), Lady Byron, by John Faber Jr, after  William Hogarth - NPG D891

Frances Byron (née Berkeley), Lady Byron

by John Faber Jr, after William Hogarth
mezzotint, 1736
NPG D891

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