William Hogarth print...
Item # 538308
"After" Hogarth engraving dated May 1, 1808
NOTE: The book or magazine from which this print was removed is unknown. The print is engraved after one by William Hogarth titled "Rake's Progress".
William Hogarth was a major English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, and editorial cartoonist of the 18th century. His work ranged from excellent realistic portraiture to comic strip-like series of pictures called “modern moral subjects.” Much of his work, though at times vicious, poked fun at contemporary politics and customs. Illustrations in such style are often referred to as Hogarthian.This print is from his second titled “A Rake's Progres” showing the reckless life of Tom Rakewell, the son of a rich merchant, who wastes all his money on luxurious living, women and gambling, and ultimately finishes his life in Bedlam.
The print size is approximately 11.5 x 9.25 inches.
Category: Pre-Civil War