J T Smith – Wm. Hogarth’s Tomb in Chiswick Church-yard Middx.
A rare engraving of Hogarth’s Tomb in Chiswick.
Surrounding the Tomb are inscriptions taken from the four sides of the plinth, West, South, East and North.
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.