J Ireland after William Hogarth – You are desired to Accompany ye Corps. An illustration heading a Funeral ticket, the blank spaces to be filled in for the relevant occasion. The title continues; …from..h late Dwelling in …to…on…next at….of the clock in the Evening. Below is inscribed: Pefrorm’d by Humphrey Dren, Undertaker in King-Street Westminster.
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.