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Birth of William Hogarth

Posted in Anniversary, Art, Illustrators on Saturday, 30 October 2010

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William Hogarth’s first satirical works were inspired by a tavern brawl

10 November marks the anniversary of the birth of William Hogarth in 1697. Born in London, Hogarth was apprenticed to an engraver and entertained himself by sketching characters and scenes he saw around the metropolis. He became best known for his satirical prints, which made fun of contemporary society. His work became more moralizing in the 1730s with A Harlot’s Progress and A Rake’s Progress and his later works such as Beer Street and Gin Lane and The Four Stages of Cruelty encouraged social change. He died in 1764, aged 66.

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