Hogarth, France and British art : the rise of the arts in 18th-century Britain /
Robin Simon.
[London] : Hogarth Arts, 2007.
[vi], 313 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 31 cm.
0955406307, 9780955406300
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[London] : Hogarth Arts, 2007.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 298-302) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2007-12-01:
Do we need another book on Hogarth, particularly after the excellent recent Tate Britain exhibition (Mark Hallett et al., Hogarth, CH, May'07, 44-4849)? As is well known, Hogarth expressed many anti-French sentiments in his writings and art but the great revelation in this new study by Simon, editor of The British Art Journal is how indebted the artist was to French art and its institutions as well as to other European art. The thoroughness of this study is astounding, with chapters devoted to such concerns as Hogarth, Watteau and Voltaire, art theatre and old masters, Garrick as Richard III, and plays and pictures in rehearsal. Chapters are devoted to Hogarth paintings and prints and their relations to such subjects as Pope, music, conversation pieces, history, and sculpture. Perhaps the greatest revelation is the publication of French, Italian, and even English pictures that were inspired by or are indebted to Hogarth's paintings and prints. These in particular are a major contribution to our knowledge of an artist we thought we knew thoroughly. An important publication and a revelation in many ways. The notes and bibliography, as well as the illustrations, in color and black-and-white, contribute to the importance of this study. Summing Up: Highly recommended. General readers; upper-division undergraduates through faculty. T. J. McCormick emeritus, Wheaton College (MA)
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Table of Contents
Hogarth, Thornhill, France and the Frenchp. 9
Hogarth among the French, and the patriotism of Mary Edwardsp. 27
Hogarth's French connectionsp. 49
Hogarth, Watteau, and Voltairep. 69
French art and theoryp. 85
Garrick as Richard III in contextp. 99
Plays and pictures 'in rehearsal'p. 113
Art, theatre, and old masters, in Britain and Francep. 129
Hogarth's portraits and Augustan imitationp. 153
Hogarth, sculpture, and the paragonep. 171
Hogarth's histories : 'pretences and magnificences'p. 185
Hogarth and Popep. 203
Hogarth's conversation piecesp. 221
Hogarth and the sound of musicp. 243
The Beggar's Opera and A Rake's Progressp. 257
Becoming British ... and Europeanp. 275
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