Reading the Body: Physiognomics

Characters Caricaturas
Title Characters Caricaturas
Artist William Hogarth
Date 1743 (reprinted 1822)
Medium Etching
Location The Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections, Northwestern University

Hogarth compares his art with the work of Raphael, which he believed to be expressive of passionate and individualistic characteristics. On the bottom left, Hogarth depicts cartoons by Raphael. These are juxtaposed with the exaggerated caricatures of the figures on the right.


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