by William Hogarth
oil on canvas, 1758
17 3/4 in. x 16 3/4 in. (451 mm x 425 mm)
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Sitterback to top
- William Hogarth (1697-1764), Painter and engraver. Sitter associated with 19 portraits, Artist associated with 125 portraits.
Artistback to top
- William Hogarth (1697-1764), Painter and engraver. Artist associated with 125 portraits, Sitter associated with 19 portraits.
This portraitback to top
This modest self-portrait shows Hogarth painting Thalia, the Muse of Comedy. X-ray analysis reveals that the picture originally contained an image of his dog relieving himself against a pile of Old Master paintings. More detailed information on this portrait is available in a National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue, John Kerslake's Early Georgian Portraits (1977, out of print).
Linked publicationsback to top
- Audio Guide
- Bond; Anthony; Woodall, Joanna, Self Portrait: Renaissance to Contemporary, 2005 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 20 October - 29 January 2006), p. 130
- Cooper, John, Visitor's Guide, 2000, p. 52
- Gibson, Robin, The Face in the Corner: Animal Portraits from the Collections of the National Portrait Gallery, 1998, p. 16
- Gibson, Robin, Treasures from the National Portrait Gallery, 1996, p. 61
- Kerslake, John, Early Georgian Portraits, 1977, p. 144
- Saumarez Smith, Charles, The National Portrait Gallery: An Illustrated Guide, 2000, p. 96
- Saumarez Smith, Charles, The National Portrait Gallery, 1997, p. 96
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 307
- Various contributors, National Portrait Gallery: A Portrait of Britain, 2014, p. 106
- Woof, Robert; Hebron, Stephen, Romantic Icons, 1999, p. 7
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Self Portrait: Renaissance to Contemporary (20 October 2005 - 29 January 2006)