The Bench / Of the Different Meaning of the Words Character, Caracatura and Outré in Painting and Drawing

William Hogarth (1697 - 1764)

Engraving

published 4 September 1758
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  • 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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    Title
    The Bench / Of the Different Meaning of the Words Character, Caracatura and Outré in Painting and Drawing
    Date
    published 4 September 1758
    Medium
    Engraving
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Walter T Spencer, December 1970
    GAC number
    9047