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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)

Copper engraving.

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".

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