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William Hogarth

Select Prints: A Private Collection

October 7 – December 21, 2020

William Hogarth, Gin Lane, from the pair Beer Street & Gin Lane, 1751, 386 x 323 mm. 15 1/8 x 12 3/4 in. Sheet: 482 x 396 mm.  19 x 15 5/8

William Hogarth

Gin Lane, from the pair Beer Street & Gin Lane

William Hogarth (1697-1764, British), Beer Street, from the pair Beer Street & Gin Lane, 1751, 386 x 323 mm. 15 1/8 x 12 3/4 in.

William Hogarth

Beer Street, from the pair Beer Street & Gin Lane

William Hogarth (1697-1764)  The Battle of the Pictures, 1744  Etching on laid paper  20h x 21.30w cm

William Hogarth

The Battle of the Pictures​

William Hogarth (1697-1764),  The Analysis of Beauty (2 prints pasted in book), 1753  Engraving and etching on laid paper

William Hogarth

The Analysis of Beauty (two prints tipped in front and back of book)

 

William Hogarth (1697-1764)  A Stand of Arms, Musical Instruments, etc., 1750  Etching and engraving on laid paper

William Hogarth

A Stand of Arms, Musical Instruments, etc.

William Hogarth (1697-1764)  A Rake's Progress, 1735  Complete set of eight etchings and engravings on laid paper

William Hogarth

A Rake's Progress, the complete set of eight etchings and engravings on laid paper

William Hogarth (1697-1764)  A Midnight Modern Conversation, 1733  Etching and engraving on laid paper

William Hogarth

A Midnight Modern Conversation

 

William Hogarth (1697-1764)  Series: A Harlot's Progress, 1732  Complete set of six etching and engravings

William Hogarth

A Harlot's Progress, a complete set of six etching and engravings

 

William Hogarth (born 1697- died 1764)  A Company of Undertakers, 1736  Etching and engraving on laid paper

William Hogarth

A Company of Undertakers

 

 

 It is not an overstatement to characterize William Hogarth as pioneering and revolutionary. For his time he was avant-garde, cutting-edge, and shocking in his depiction of audacious subject matter. Trained as both a printmaker and painter, it was his prints that enabled him to reach and scandalize a domestic and international audience. Several series of his etchings – in particular, A Rake’s Progress, A Harlot’s Progress, Marriage à la Mode and Gin Street, Beer Lane – moralized, titillated, and with their massive popularity and commercial success brought Hogarth and English art its first widespread recognition beyond England's own shores.

The material in this catalogue is the complete private collection of Hogarth prints formed by a discerning American collector, Herbert M. Schiller, M.D. Dr. Schiller did most of his buying in the 1990’s in London. The major sets and most of the major individual prints are represented.

The collection will first be offered en bloc so as to try to keep it together, but if it does not sell in its entirety, at some point we shall make the individual items available.

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