Print “The Farmer’s Return” after William Hogarth (1796-1806)
Bottom left of image has ‘Designed by W. Hogarth’
Published London, 1796-1806 for"Hogarth Restored. The Whole Works of the Celebrated William Hogarth..." By Thomas Cook.
Part of a larger two image print (cut in two)
Small tear middle left of page
Water stain that affects LL of image.
19 X 28.5 cm
William Hogarth (1697 – 1764) was an English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic, and editorial cartoonist who has been credited with pioneering western sequential art.
His work ranged from realistic portraiture to comic strip-like series of pictures called "modern moral subjects". Knowledge of his work is so pervasive that satirical political illustrations in this style are often referred to as "Hogarthian".