|Born||10 November 1697|
|Died||26 October 1764 (aged 66)|
|Spouse(s)||Jane Thornhill, daughter of |
|Patron(s)||Mary Edwards (1705–1743)|
Hogarth was born in
Influenced by French and Italian painting and engraving, Hogarth's works are mostly satirical caricatures, sometimes bawdily sexual, mostly of the first rank of realistic portraiture. They became widely popular and mass-produced via prints in his lifetime, and he was by far the most significant English artist of his generation.
William Hogarth was born at Bartholomew Close in London to Richard Hogarth, a poor
Young Hogarth also took a lively interest in the street life of the metropolis and the London fairs, and amused himself by sketching the characters he saw. Around the same time, his father, who had opened an unsuccessful Latin-speaking