Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art (London) by the Yale University Press, 1971. Quarto. Item #016318
Index. Besides many reproductions of his engravings and painting, the works of his contemporaries are also included. The definitive study of Hogarth by the scholar whose earlier work Hogarth's Graphic Works has become the classic. Here he has used all relevant contemporary records and documents to illustrate previously unexplored areas. Included are his five-year residence within the Rules of Fleet Prison while his father was confined for debt, his role in liberating the English artists from dependence upon patronage, and his role in expanding charitable work in the bleakest area of London's urban life.