Samuel Ireland after William Hogarth – Theodore Gardelle
A small portrait of Theodore Gardelle executed in the Hay Market near Panton Street, on ye 4th. April 1761, for the murder of Mrs. King, at her house in Leicester Square—
Etch’d from a drawing made from the life the morning of Gardelle’s execution by Mr. Richards & afterwards touch’d on by Hogarth saying it was then as like as it could be–
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.