Hogarth Reconsidered

 

Politics in Print

Hogarth was one of the first graphic artists to thoroughly explore the potential of print media as a means of political commentary. His prints influenced public opinion and stand as documents of his engagement with issues such as economics, domestic affairs, and international politics. The unpopularity of some of Hogarth's positions is also reflected in a number of satirical prints directed against him.

An Emblematical Print on the South Sea Scheme [1721]
An Emblematical Print on the South Sea Scheme [1721]

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