Hogarth's Aesthetics

Gulielmus Hogarth
Title Gulielmus Hogarth
Artist William Hogarth
Date 1748/9 (reprinted c. 1822)
Medium Etching and engraving
Location The Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections, Northwestern University

Hogarth's self-portrait of 1748/49, which predates the Analysis by five years, already figures Hogarth as aesthetician. Flanked on his right by his famous pug, Trump, and on his left by his "Line of Beauty," the portrait rests on the books which are the foundation of his identity as a theoretician.

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