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William Hogarth Collection

William Hogarth was a renowned English artist and social critic of the 18th century

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: William Hogarth Gin Lane

William Hogarth Gin Lane
Vintage engraving of showing a scene from William Hogarths Beer Street and Gin Lane. They depict the evils of the consumption of gin as a contrast to the merits of drinking beer

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: Gin Lane, 1751. Artist: William Hogarth

Gin Lane, 1751. Artist: William Hogarth
Gin Lane, 1751.The scene is the St Giles slums. A child falls to its death from the arms of its drunk mother who sits with ulcerated legs. A skeletal figure holds an empty glass

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: Beer Street, 1751. Artist: William Hogarth

Beer Street, 1751. Artist: William Hogarth
Beer Street, 1751. Working people enjoying a tankard of beer outside the Barley Mow public house. The figures include two women with baskets of fish and a butcher holding a joint of meat

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: Night, Times of the Day, by William Hogarth

Night, Times of the Day, by William Hogarth
Photo of an original engraving from the Works of William Hogarth published in 1833

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: William Hogarth Four Times of the Day - Morning

William Hogarth Four Times of the Day - Morning
Vintage engraving of showing a scene from William Hogarths Four Times of the Day. They are humorous depictions of life in the streets of London, the vagaries of fashion

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: William Hogarth The Analysis of Beauty, Plate 1

William Hogarth The Analysis of Beauty, Plate 1
Vintage engraving of William Hogarth The Analysis of Beauty, Plate 1. The Analysis of Beauty is a book written by the 18th-century artist and writer William Hogarth, published in 1753

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: Revelling with Harlots, plate III of A Rakes Progress, 1735

Revelling with Harlots, plate III of A Rakes Progress, 1735. Tom Rakewell and a companion consorting with harlots in a tavern

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: Gin Lane

Gin Lane
This print was published as a pair with Beer Street and contrasted the health and productivity benefits of drinking beer with the vice of gin drinking

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: Beer Street

Beer Street
Engraving By William Hogarth celebrating the virtues of beer circa 1751. (Photo by Fotosearch/Getty Images)

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: The Sleeping Congregation, William Hogarth

The Sleeping Congregation, William Hogarth
Vintage engraving of The Sleeping Congregation, William Hogarth. Interior of a church where the congregation sleeps as the clergyman reads from the gospel

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: The Man with the Load of Mischief, 18th century, (1943). Creator: William Hogarth

The Man with the Load of Mischief, 18th century, (1943). Creator: William Hogarth
The Man with the Load of Mischief, 18th century, (1943). A man with a chain and padlock round his neck, carrying a " load of mischief" : a woman holding a glass of gin rides on his back

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: Gin Lane, February 1, 1751. Creator: William Hogarth

Gin Lane, February 1, 1751. Creator: William Hogarth
Gin Lane, February 1, 1751

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: William Hogarth Characters and Caricatures

William Hogarth Characters and Caricatures
Vintage engraving of William Hogarth Characters and Caricatures. Critics had sometimes dismissed the exaggerated features of Hogarths characters as caricature and, by way of an answer

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: Watching Cockfight

Watching Cockfight
A crowd of men watching a cockfighting contest in the Cock-Pit Royal, circa 1735. Original Artwork: By William Hogarth. (Photo by Rischgitz/Getty Images)

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: A Rakes Progress, Plate 1, June 25, 1735. Creator: William Hogarth

A Rakes Progress, Plate 1, June 25, 1735. Creator: William Hogarth
A Rakes Progress, Plate 1, June 25, 1735

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: The Bruiser, August 1, 1763. August 1, 1763. Creator: William Hogarth

The Bruiser, August 1, 1763. August 1, 1763. Creator: William Hogarth
The Bruiser, August 1, 1763

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: The Election, by William Hogarth

The Election, by William Hogarth
Photo of an original engraving from the Works of William Hogarth published in 1833

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: A Rakes Progress - 2: The Levee, 1733. Artist: William Hogarth

A Rakes Progress - 2: The Levee, 1733. Artist: William Hogarth
A Rakes Progress - 2: The Levee, 1733. Tom holds a morning reception at his new palatial town lodgings. Vistors offer their services: a jockey, a dancing-master (with violin)

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: A Rakes Progress, 1763; plate VIII of VIII. Artist: William Hogarth

A Rakes Progress, 1763; plate VIII of VIII. Artist: William Hogarth
A Rakes Progress, 1763; plate VIII of VIII. True to his nature Tom Rakewell has run through a vast fortune through indulgence in all the luxuries of modern living

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: The Stage Coach or Country Inn Yard, 1747. Artist: William Hogarth

The Stage Coach or Country Inn Yard, 1747. Artist: William Hogarth
The Stage Coach or Country Inn Yard, 1747. An inn courtyard with a coach ready to depart and an election parade in progress. From William Hogarth, by Austin Dobson

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: Peg Woffington, (c. 1750), 1937

Peg Woffington, (c. 1750), 1937
Peg Woffington, c1750. Margaret Peg Woffington (1720-1760), was a well known Irish actress in Georgian London. After a work attributed to William Hogarth (1697-1764). From The Connoisseur, 1937

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: Masquerades and operas, 1724. Artist: William Hogarth

Masquerades and operas, 1724. Artist: William Hogarth
Masquerades and operas, 1724. Illustration from Social Caricature in the Eighteenth Century... With over two hundred illustrations by George Paston [pseudonym of Emily Morse Symonds], (London, 1905)

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: Time Smoking a Picture (engraving)

Time Smoking a Picture (engraving)
2905794 Time Smoking a Picture (engraving) by Hogarth, William (1697-1764) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Time Smoking a Picture. As Statues moulder into worth P.W)

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: King Henry V111 and Anna Boleyne (engraving)

King Henry V111 and Anna Boleyne (engraving)
2905777 King Henry V111 and Anna Boleyne (engraving) by Hogarth, William (1697-1764) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: King Henry V111 and Anna Boleyne)

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: Marriage a la Mode: The Scene with the Quack, 1745. Creator: William Hogarth (British

Marriage a la Mode: The Scene with the Quack, 1745. Creator: William Hogarth (British
Marriage a la Mode: The Scene with the Quack, 1745

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: View of David Loudons Bun House, Pimlico Road, Chelsea, London

View of David Loudons Bun House, Pimlico Road, Chelsea, London. Above are two coats of arms and several figures, two of them armed

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: Portrait of Martin Folkes, 18th century (engraving)

Portrait of Martin Folkes, 18th century (engraving)
865076 Portrait of Martin Folkes, 18th century (engraving); (add.info.: Martin Folkes (1690-) English antiquary, born in London. President of the Royal Society (1741-1753)

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: Greek patriarchial crown. (print)

Greek patriarchial crown. (print)
7419900 Greek patriarchial crown. (print); (add.info.: Greek patriarchial crown based on that of Methodios, ancient Patriarch of Constantinople)

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: Hudibras visiting the lawyer

Hudibras visiting the lawyer
5616203 Hudibras visiting the lawyer; (add.info.: Illustration depicting Hudibras visiting the lawyer); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: The pie man, 18th (engraving)

The pie man, 18th (engraving)
2910861 The pie man, 18th (engraving); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: A club of artist's (etching)

A club of artist's (etching)
1574340 A club of artist's (etching); (add.info.: Etching shows four persons seated at a table, a waiter drawing a cork from a jug, and William Hogarth, "A", standing, saying)

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: A paper cutting or silhouette of Hogarth painting Fielding. William Hogarth, 1697-1764

A paper cutting or silhouette of Hogarth painting Fielding. William Hogarth, 1697-1764
6867184 A paper cutting or silhouette of Hogarth painting Fielding. William Hogarth, 1697-1764. English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic, and editorial cartoonist

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: The Lord Mayors Procession, (1897). Creator: Unknown

The Lord Mayors Procession, (1897). Creator: Unknown
The Lord Mayors Procession, (1897). A mayoral procession entering Cheapside in the City of London in the 18th century. A scene inspired by Industry and Idleness by William Hogarth

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: Daniel Lock, architect, by William Hogarth

Daniel Lock, architect, by William Hogarth
Photo of an original engraving from the Works of William Hogarth published in 1833

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: The sleeping congregation, 1762. Artist: William Hogarth

The sleeping congregation, 1762. Artist: William Hogarth
The sleeping congregation, 1762.The scene is a country church, the only member of the congregation awake (besides the speaker) is the clerk who observes the charms of a young woman

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: AI IMAGE - Portrait of King George II, 1750s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images

AI IMAGE - Portrait of King George II, 1750s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - Portrait of King George II, 1750s, (2023). George II (1693-1760) was King of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg (Hanover)

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: Self-portrait (Hogarth painting the Comic Muse), 1764. Creator: Hogarth, William (1697-1764)

Self-portrait (Hogarth painting the Comic Muse), 1764. Creator: Hogarth, William (1697-1764)
Self-portrait (Hogarth painting the Comic Muse), 1764. Private Collection

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: The Tired Sportsman, n.d. Creator: Unknown

The Tired Sportsman, n.d. Creator: Unknown
The Tired Sportsman, n.d

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: Plate Two, from Marriage à la Mode, 1745. Creator: Bernard Baron

Plate Two, from Marriage à la Mode, 1745. Creator: Bernard Baron
Plate Two, from Marriage a la Mode, 1745

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: Evening, plate three from The Four Times of the Day, May 1738. Creator: Bernard Baron

Evening, plate three from The Four Times of the Day, May 1738. Creator: Bernard Baron
Evening, plate three from The Four Times of the Day, May 1738

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: The Reward of Cruelty, 1750. Creator: John Bell

The Reward of Cruelty, 1750. Creator: John Bell
The Reward of Cruelty, 1750

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: Night (The Four Times of Day), March 25, 1738. Creator: William Hogarth

Night (The Four Times of Day), March 25, 1738. Creator: William Hogarth
Night (The Four Times of Day), March 25, 1738

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: The Analysis of Beauty, Plate 1, March 5, 1753. Creator: William Hogarth

The Analysis of Beauty, Plate 1, March 5, 1753. Creator: William Hogarth
The Analysis of Beauty, Plate 1, March 5, 1753

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: King Henry the Eighth and Anna Bullen, ca. 1728. Creator: William Hogarth

King Henry the Eighth and Anna Bullen, ca. 1728. Creator: William Hogarth
King Henry the Eighth and Anna Bullen, ca. 1728

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: The Innkeepers Wife and Daughter Taking Care of ye Don after Being Beaten and Br

The Innkeepers Wife and Daughter Taking Care of ye Don after Being Beaten and Bruised (Six Illustrations for Don Quixote), 1756 or after

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: Satan, Sin and Death (Paradise Lost, Book the 2nd), after 1790. after 1790

Satan, Sin and Death (Paradise Lost, Book the 2nd), after 1790. after 1790
Satan, Sin and Death (Paradise Lost, Book the 2nd), after 1790

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: I am not mad, most noble Festus, 19th century. Creator: H Robinson

I am not mad, most noble Festus, 19th century. Creator: H Robinson
I am not mad, most noble Festus, 19th century. Biblical scene, from Acts 26: 25: But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness

Background imageWilliam Hogarth Collection: School in Leicester Square on the Site of Hogarths House, c1935. Creator: Donald McLeish

School in Leicester Square on the Site of Hogarths House, c1935. Creator: Donald McLeish
School in Leicester Square on the Site of Hogarths House, c1935. Archbishop Tenison School in Leicester Square, Westminster, central London, which opened in 1895



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William Hogarth was a renowned English artist and social critic of the 18th century. His works depicted various aspects of society, often highlighting the vices and follies prevalent during his time. One of his most famous pieces is "Gin Lane, " created in 1751, which portrays the devastating effects of gin consumption on individuals and society as a whole. In this powerful image, Hogarth depicts a scene filled with poverty, despair, and moral decay caused by excessive drinking. Another notable work by Hogarth is "Night, " part of the series "Times of the Day. " This painting captures the dark side of London's nightlife, showcasing debauchery and immorality that occurred after sunset. Similarly, in "Revelling with Harlots" from his series "A Rake's Progress, " he exposes the consequences faced by those who indulge in a life of pleasure-seeking. Hogarth also explored different themes such as beauty standards in society through works like "The Analysis of Beauty. " Here he challenges conventional notions by presenting an unconventional perspective on what constitutes true beauty. In contrast to these somber depictions, Hogarth also portrayed scenes celebrating community spirit and industry. For instance, in "Beer Street, " he showcases a vibrant street bustling with activity where people enjoy beer responsibly while engaging in productive work. However, not all his artworks were focused on societal issues; some captured humorous moments or satirical commentary like "The Sleeping Congregation" or "Watching Cockfight. " Throughout his career spanning several decades, William Hogarth used art as a medium to critique contemporary culture and provoke thought among viewers. His paintings continue to be admired for their detailed storytelling abilities that shed light on both positive aspects and darker realities within society.