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A Rake's Progress, by William Hogarth (1697 - 1764)

Set of eight copper-engraved prints

£2,200 the set of eight

A Rake’s Progress, by William Hogarth (1697 – 1764)

Set of eight copper-engraved prints

William Hogarth was an English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic, and editorial cartoonist. Best known for his comic strip-like series of pictures called "modern moral subjects",  A Harlot's ProgressA Rake's Progress and Marriage A-la-Mode. Influenced by French and Italian painting and engraving, the works are satirical caricatures, sometimes bawdily sexual, mostly of the first rank of realistic portraiture. They became widely popular and mass-produced via prints in his lifetime, and he was by far the most significant English artist of his generation.

 

£2,200 the set of eight

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Dimensions: 55cm (21¾") High, 60cm (23½") Wide, 1.5cm (0½") Deep
Stock code: P01201
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Originally published in 1735, Hogarth’s ‘A Rake’s Progress’ went through many alterations until this, the third state. Set of eight, framed copper-engraved prints early 19th century edition