A Complete Catalogue of the Paintings
January 17, 2017
432 pages, 9 3/4 x 11 3/4
390 color + 120 b/w illus.
Hardcover with Slipcase
Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
William Hogarth (1697–1764) was among the first British-born artists to rise to international recognition and acclaim and to this day he is considered one of the country’s most celebrated and innovative masters. His output encompassed engravings, paintings, prints, and editorial cartoons that presaged western sequential art. This comprehensive catalogue of his paintings brings together over twenty years of scholarly research and expertise on the artist, and serves to highlight the remarkable diversity of his accomplishments in this medium. Portraits, history paintings, theater pictures, and genre pieces are lavishly reproduced alongside detailed entries on each painting, including much previously unpublished material relating to his oeuvre. This deeply informed publication affirms Hogarth’s legacy and testifies to the artist’s enduring reputation.
Elizabeth Einberg is a senior research fellow at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and former curator at Tate Britain.
“This is an admirable catalogue raisonne with ample and perceptive detail on the sitters, settings and the histories of the paintings.”—Huon Mallalieu, Country Life
“I doubt a better book on the subject than Einberg’s will be needed. It is also a pleasure to read.”—Martin Rowson, Apollo
“Einberg’s catalogue raisonée presents all of Hogarth’s paintings in chronological order. The portraits and history paintings mingle with the more famous satires. Each picture receives a capsule essay of similar length, regardless of genre. Every essay is a marvel of scholarly concision and biographical context.”—Dominic Green, New Criterion