Morning

William Hogarth (1697 - 1764)

Engraving

published 25 March 1738
  • About the artist
    The portraits and social satires of William Hogarth, painter and engraver, have come to define the period in which he lived. His best known works include his series of satirical of paintings, such as ‘The Beggar’s Opera’ (c.1729, Birmingham City Art Gallery, private collection and National Gallery of Art, Washington) and ‘A Rake’s Progress’ (c.1734, Sir John Soane's Museum, London). He also painted formal portraits, including the philanthropist ‘Captain Thomas Coram’ (1740, Coram family, in the care of the Foundling Museum, London) and ‘The Graham Children’ (1742, National Gallery, London). Hogarth lived and worked in London for most of his life and was a major benefactor of the Foundling Museum during the 1740s, founded by Captain Coram.
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  • Details
    Title
    Morning
    Date
    published 25 March 1738
    Medium
    Engraving
    Acquisition
    Transferred from the British Museum, July 1946
    Provenance
    Collection of the British Museum; by whom transferred to the Ministry of Works in 1946
    GAC number
    225