William Hogarth

A Complete Catalogue of the Paintings

Elizabeth Einberg

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January 17, 2017
432 pages, 9 3/4 x 11 3/4
390 color + 120 b/w illus.
ISBN: 9780300221749
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and genre pieces are lavishly reproduced alongside detailed entries on each painting, including much previously unpublished material relating to his oeuvre.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