Francesco Bartolozzi after William Hogarth – Shrimps!
William Hogarth – Shrimps! A lively portrait after Hogarth’s painting which now hangs in the National Gallery, of a shrimp seller.
She is depicted three quarter length, smiling cheerfully over her shoulder, with one bare breast. Carries a wickerwork tray of shrimps with a half pint measuring pot on her head.
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.