William Hogarth (10 November 1667 - 26 October 1764) was an English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic and editorial cartoonist. His works ranged from realistic portraiture to comic etchings commenting on modern moral subjects. He is the father of England's rich tradition of satire.
Hogarth's works are largely satirical caricatures, sometimes a touch risque and coarse. He was considered a significant English artist of his generation and his work became very popular and was mass-produced via prints in his lifetime.
All our prints are reproduced by kind permission from the Foxdenton Collection - one of the larger private collections of original Hogarth prints, that have previously been part-loaned to the V&A for exhibitions.