The Rise of the Arts in 18th Century Britain
Hogarth Arts 2007
Hardback 319pp Illustrated 295x210mm
9780955406300   Product Code: 18201
Like many of his British contemporaries, William Hogarth was fiercely anti-French, yet like them, he lived in a world in which French culture was widely admired. Drawing on fresh material and many unfamiliar images, this highly original study explores Hogarth's profound practical and theoretical knowledge of French art, and the way he shaped his own work in reaction to it. Extensively illustrated, it sheds new light on a major British artist, and the development of a distinctly British art.