Sixteen extraordinary etchings from a really wild imagination, published in two editions during his lifetime. A founding inspiration to Gothic-Romantic and Surrealist art.
He made about 2,000 prints, overwhelmingly views of Roman ruins. They remain a reference for artists, archaeologists and antiquaries.
This series was Hogarth’s attempt to reduce the amount and severity of cruelty to animals by linking that to crime and murder of humans.
The concluding prints and drawings for them in this narrative series. Includes two drawings which never became prints.
First of two parts looking at the narrative in this series of prints, and Hogarth’s process from drawing to final print.