Hogarth's Aesthetics

Tailpiece to the Catalogue of Pictures Exhibited in Spring Gardens
Title Tailpiece to the Catalogue of Pictures Exhibited in Spring Gardens
Artist William Hogarth
Date 1764 (reprinted c.1822)
Medium Etching and engraving
Location The Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections, Northwestern University

Whereas the British saplings of painting, sculpture and architecture seem to grow, foreign artistic production, ('Exoticks'), watered by a monkey-connoisseur, are stunted trunks, dead beyond revival.

 

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