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Hogarth's London
Pictures of the Manners of the Eighteenth Century

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Art and Architecture

  • Date Published: February 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108070256

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  • First published in 1909, this illustrated study considers the work of the artist and satirist William Hogarth (1697–1764), focusing on his depiction of London and its inhabitants. A devoted Londoner, Hogarth won great acclaim in his lifetime for the wit displayed in his many paintings and engravings. His work explored the many facets of London life, from the highest to the lowest social classes, from scenes of politics and business to churches, hospitals and prisons. Bibliographer, editor and prolific author, Henry Benjamin Wheatley (1838–1917) places Hogarth's work in the context of the artist's background and early life. Wheatley's attention to detail complements the selected examples of Hogarth's work, providing a portrait of eighteenth-century manners as seen through the eyes of one of the most acute observers of the age. Several of Wheatley's other works, including London Past and Present (1891), are also reissued in this series.

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    • Date Published: February 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108070256
    • length: 594 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 34 mm
    • weight: 0.75kg
    • contains: 56 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Introduction
    2. Hogarth's life and works
    3. High life
    4. Low life
    5. Political life
    6. Church and dissent
    7. Professional life
    8. Business life
    9. Tavern life
    10. Theatrical life
    11. Hospitals
    12. Prisons and crime
    13. The suburbs
    14. Literature of Hogarth
    Index.

  • Author

    Henry Benjamin Wheatley

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