Dating hogarth prints
His engravings were so plagiarised that he lobbied for the Copyright Act of 1735 as protection for writers and artists.During the 1730s Hogarth also developed into an original painter of life-sized portraits, and created the first of several history paintings in the grand manner.In front of him are implements of torture, a statue of St.Anthony and a 'Plan pour un Monastere dans Black Friars a Londre'.His friend, David Garrick, wrote the verses appearing along the lower margin of this engraving.
In his spare time he studied painting techniques, notably under Sir James Thornhill.
Created at the beginning of the French and Indian War (also termed the Seven Year's War) an invasion from France seemed probable.
William Hogarth thus used this pair of engravings ("France" Plate I & "England" Plate II), to boost public morale.
William Hogarth' thus used this pair of engravings ("France" Plate I & "England" Plate II), to boost public morale.
His friend, David Garrick, wrote the verses appearing along the lower margin.
In the background women plough the fields while there husbands are forced to board a ship at the point of a lance.