List of famous William Hogarth paintings, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. A celebrated artist around the world, William Hogarth has created some of the most historic paintings of all time. These popular William Hogarth paintings fetch insane amounts of money at art auctions, so if you want to buy one then start saving your money now. Going to museums can be expensive and time consuming, so scroll through this list to see paintings that William Hogarth created from the comfort of your own home. You can find additional information for these renowned William Hogarth paintings by clicking the names of the pieces.
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- 11 VOTESThe Shrimp Girl is a painting by the English artist William Hogarth. It was painted around 1740–45, and is held by the National Gallery, London. The painting, a relatively late work by Hogarth, is one of several in which he experimented with a loose, almost impressionistic style comparable to the work of Fragonard. In its subject matter, it resembles the prints of hawkers and traders popular in Hogarth's day. The painting depicts a woman selling shellfish on the streets of London, typically a job for the wives and daughters of fishmongers who owned stalls in markets such as Billingsgate. The subject balances a large basket on her head, bearing shrimps and mussels, together with a half-pint ...more
- Scene from Shakespeare's The Tempest is a painting by William Hogarth, an 18th-century English painter. Hogarth painted this work as a special project for one of his devoted band of patrons - The Earl of Macclesfield. The painting had hung on the walls of Nostell Priory, near Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England, since 1766, when it was bought by the owner, the 5th Baron, Lord St Oswald. In 2002, the painting was rescued for the nation, and bought by the National Trust, with a grant from the charity, Art Fund, when the current Lord St Oswald announced his wish to sell it. It is thought that Hogarth was hoping that more commissions for similar scenes would come flowing in after painting this ...more
- 30 VOTESThe Gate of Calais or O, the Roast Beef of Old England is a 1748 painting by William Hogarth, reproduced as a print from an engraving the next year. Hogarth produced the painting directly after his return from France, where he had been arrested as a spy while sketching in Calais. The scene depicts a side of beef being transported from the harbour to an English tavern in the port, while a group of undernourished, ragged French soldiers and a fat friar look on hungrily. Hogarth painted himself in the left corner with a "soldier's hand upon my shoulder."
- 40 VOTESAn Election Entertainment was the first of a series of four oil paintings, titled The Humours of an Election, by English painter, engraver, and social critic William Hogarth (1697 - 1764). Completed in 1755, this painting, along with the other three that make up the complete series, is part of the collection of the Soane Museum in London.