1 portrait matching 'NPG D38165'
after William Hogarth
7 3/4 in. x 7 1/8 in. (196 mm x 181 mm) plate size; 8 in. x 7 3/8 in. (204 mm x 188 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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Artistback to top
- William Hogarth (1697-1764), Painter and engraver. Artist associated with 127 portraits, Sitter associated with 19 portraits.
This portraitback to top
In the eighteenth century no artist went after street stories like Hogarth. He understood the public appetite for a great villain. In 1733, he depicted the twenty-two year old convict Sarah Malcolm, in Newgate Prison, just
days before her execution for murder. By pricing the print at sixpence, it was devoured by an eager public curious to put a face to the name of this infamous killer.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Schama, Simon, The Face of Britain: The Nation Through its Portraits, 2015-09-15, p. 473