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William Hogarth

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William Hogarth, by William Hogarth, 1758 - NPG 289 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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William Hogarth

by William Hogarth
oil on canvas, 1758
17 3/4 in. x 16 3/4 in. (451 mm x 425 mm)
Purchased, 1869
Primary Collection
NPG 289

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  • William Hogarth (1697-1764), Painter and engraver. Sitter associated with 19 portraits, Artist associated with 125 portraits.

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  • William Hogarth (1697-1764), Painter and engraver. Artist associated with 125 portraits, Sitter associated with 19 portraits.

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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).

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