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William Hogarth

Person   Born 10/11/1697 Died 26/10/1764

Categories: Art, Seriously Famous

Satirical artist and illustrator. Trained as an engraver, he depicted the unseemly behaviour of contemporaries in works like the 'Beggar's Opera' (1728) and the 'A Rake's Progress' (1732). Much of his work was pirated and he was instrumental in the passing of the Copyright Act of 1735 which was known at the time as 'Hogarth's Act'.  A governor of the Foundling Hospital.  Born in Bartholomew Close, Smithfield, he lived in 'Leicester Fields' from 1726 until his death.  He was buried in Chiswick Parish at St. Nicholas, London, W4.

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William Hogarth

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44753

Old Church Garden - facts

The left-most of 3 plaques on the back wall of the garden.

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47847

Spirit of Soho Mural

Interesting that Coca Cola are specifically mentioned on the panel but not as...

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44378

St George's, Bloomsbury

The Parish Church of St Georges Bloomsbury Built 1720 - 30. Architect: Nicho...

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