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The Genuine Works of William Hogarth
Illustrated with Biographical Anecdotes, a Chronological Catalogue, and Commentary

Volume 3


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Art and Architecture

  • Date Published: May 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108075022

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  • This illustrated three-volume catalogue of the works of painter and engraver William Hogarth (1697–1764) was the result of 'Hogarthomania', the enthusiasm for all his productions which arose soon after his death. The publisher and author John Nichols (1745–1826), assisted by the collector and literary critic George Steevens, published a life of Hogarth and a list of his works in 1781, and as disputes increasingly arose over the genuineness of some of the prints attributed to him, enlarged versions appeared in 1782 and 1785. This work, published between 1808 and 1817, is the last in the sequence of Nichols' works on Hogarth, and remains a useful source for art historians and anyone interested in the cultural life of the eighteenth century. Volume 3, published seven years after Volume 2, contains further plates, critical essays, and a 'key' to the scenes in Hogarth's prints allegedly derived from classical sources.

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    • Date Published: May 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108075022
    • length: 474 pages
    • dimensions: 257 x 180 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.93kg
    • contains: 51 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Biographical memoir
    Character of Hogarth
    Clavis Hogarthiana
    Essay on the genius and character of Hogarth
    Accounts of paintings and plates
    Additional chronological catalogue
    Additions and corrections to volumes 1-3

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