William Hogarth – Five Illustrations for La Calprenede’s Cassandra.
William Hogarth – Five Illustrations for La Calprenede’s Cassandra. These small, delightful illustrations were included as frontipieces to the five volumes of the third edition of Cassandra: A Romance in Five Parts. Written originally in French and Faithfully Translated into English by Sir Charles Cotterell. La Calprenède’s Cassandre was first published in 1642-5 and the first edition of Cotterell’s translation appeared in 1667. Paulson 58-62.
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.