Anon after William Hogarth – A safe Place
Two men inside a jail, where a lion is kept, chained. Four dogs are running and barking beneath them.
The text below the image reads; Moderation, Moderation, this was Wonderfull Moderation ——-An Old Song.
William Hogarth, (born November 10, 1697, London, England—died October 26, 1764, London). The first great English-born artist to attract admiration abroad. Best known for his MORAL and satirical engravings and paintings—e.g., A Rake’s Progress (eight scenes,1733).
His attempts to build a reputation as a history painter and portraitist, however, met with financial disappointment. His aesthetic theories had more influence in Romantic literature than in painting.