Luke Sullivan after Hogarth – Satire on False Perspective.
Luke Sullivan after Hogarth – Satire on False Perspective. This satire on the poor drawing of perspective was designed by Hogarth to serve as the frontispiece to his friend Joshua Kirby’s book Dr. Brook Taylor’s Method of Perspective made Easy, Both in Theory and Practice, published in 1754. Hogarth’s idea was to caricature the absurd visual situations that could be brought about by using false perspective. It was also said that Hogarth intended to ridicule Edward Walpole, who was learning to draw without being taught perspective. Paulson 232 II/II.
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.