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William Hogarth (born 1697 in London, died 1764 in London) made satirical and socially critical paintings and graphics. In 1757 he was appointed court painter.

Baroque, Rococo, painting, graphics, prints, art theory

1724 "Masquerades and Operas" series satirical engravings
1730 "The Beggar's Opera" Conversation Piece
1746 series "Marriage à la mode"
1747 graphics series "diligence and laziness"
1750 "The four stations of cruelty"
1751 "Gin Lane"
1758 graphics series "The elections"

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