T Ryder and Skelton after William Hogarth – Four small Family Group portraits
The titles to the four prints are;
George ye II, his Queen & family.
Govr. Rogers & family.
Thos. Rich Esqr, & family.
Garden Scene at Cowley the residence of the late Thos. Rich Esqr.
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.