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Tailpiece or The Bathos – William Hogarth

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William Hogarth (1697-1764)

Hogarth was an English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic, and editorial cartoonist. Influenced by French and Italian painting and engraving, Hogarth’s works are mostly satirical caricatures. 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.

This work – Tailpiece or The Bathos – depicts Father Time lying exhausted in a scene of destruction, parodying the fashion at that time for “sublime” works of art, and satirising criticisms made of Hogarth’s own works. It may also be seen as a memento mori, foreshadowing Hogarth’s death six months later. Titled Tailpiece, it was intended as the tailpiece for a bound edition of Hogarth’s engravings.

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Want to see this work on the wall at your house? Send us an image of your blank wall and we can create a mockup of the work in situ.

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Additional information

Title

Tailpiece or The Bathos

Artist

William Hogarth

Date

1825, Etched 1764

Medium

Copper engraving

Image Dimensions

340mm W x 320mm H

Framing

Unframed

Condition

Paper has some flocking

Listing Details

William Hogarth (1697-1764)

Hogarth was an English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic, and editorial cartoonist. Influenced by French and Italian painting and engraving, Hogarth’s works are mostly satirical caricatures. 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.

This work – Tailpiece or The Bathos – depicts Father Time lying exhausted in a scene of destruction, parodying the fashion at that time for “sublime” works of art, and satirising criticisms made of Hogarth’s own works. It may also be seen as a memento mori, foreshadowing Hogarth’s death six months later. Titled Tailpiece, it was intended as the tailpiece for a bound edition of Hogarth’s engravings.

Want to see this work on the wall at your house? Send us an image of your blank wall and we can create a mockup of the work in situ.

NZ artbroker offers free shipping throughout New Zealand, it is all covered in the purchase price! If you are overseas, please contact us and we can negotiate shipping to wherever you are.

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If you have any other questions please get in touch with us directly on enquiries@nzartbroker.com, we would love to help!

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