dimanche 22 janvier 2017

William Hogarth - The Rake's progress

William Hogarth 1697-1764 (66 ans)

  William Hogarth -the Rake's Progress 1733-1735

William Hogarth -the Rake's Progress 1733-1735
Hogarth, William (1697 — 1764)

A Rake's Progress III: The Orgy


Height: 62.5cm
Width: 75.2cm


The previous owner of the Rake's Progress series was William Beckford of Fonthill who bought them at Hogarth's auction in 1745. The paintings were originally produced by Hogarth as preparatory works for engravings published in 1735. Buyers could see the paintings before deciding to subscribe to a set of engravings. Soane purchased the series from the sale of the contents of Fonthill Splendens at Christie's, 1802.

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