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Hogarth : a life and a world

Author: Jennifer S Uglow
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In 1130, at the age of thirty-three, William Hogarth began a series of six paintings called A Harlot's Progress. From humble beginnings as an engraver of silver plate, he was now well on his way to becoming one of the greatest and most popular figures of his age: a satirist with an unerring eye, an artist of flamboyant, overflowing imagination, and a painter of vibrant color and tenderness.
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Genre/Form: Biography
In art
Named Person: William Hogarth
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer S Uglow
ISBN: 0374171696 9780374171698
OCLC Number: 36520958
Description: xviii, 794 p. : ill. (some col.) : 24 cm.
Responsibility: Jenny Uglow.

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In 1130, at the age of thirty-three, William Hogarth began a series of six paintings called A Harlot's Progress. From humble beginnings as an engraver of silver plate, he was now well on his way to becoming one of the greatest and most popular figures of his age: a satirist with an unerring eye, an artist of flamboyant, overflowing imagination, and a painter of vibrant color and tenderness.

Jenny Uglow uncovers the man, but also the world he sprang from, immersing us in eighteenth-century London and bringing to vibrant life the scenes that became the subjects of his prints and paintings: political follies like the South Sea Bubble, gatherings in bourgeois households and fashionable salons, lurid criminal acts and trials, and wretched institutions like Bedlam or debtors' prison.

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