James Mc Ardell after William Hogarth. – Daniel Lock Esq.
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.
Daniel Lock was the governor of the Foundling Hospital, he is depicted here seated by an open window, with a plan of the Foundling Hospital in his hands.