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William Hogarth: The Art of Biography and the Life of Anecdotes

Karen Junod

in ‘Writing the Lives of Painters’: Biography and Artistic Identity in Britain 1760-1810

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199597000
eISBN:
9780191725357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199597000.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses several biographies of William Hogarth, and explores the nature and function of literary anecdotes in the construction and promotion of the artist's individual and artistic ... More


Everyday Stories

Nicholas Tromans

in David Wilkie: The People's Painter

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625208
eISBN:
9780748651313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625208.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter argues that David Wilkie sought to represent the everyday stories as the authentic basis of social life, and also shows that his initial image of the everyday was not sustainable once ... More


The Origins of Comics: From William Hogarth to Winsor McCay

Thierry Smolderen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617031496
eISBN:
9781621039921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031496.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In this book, the author presents a cultural landscape whose narrative differs in many ways from those presented by other historians of the comic strip. Rather than beginning his inquiry with the ... More


The legibility of the bowels: Lichtenberg’s excretory vision of Hogarth’s A Harlot’s Progress

Anthony Mahler

in Bellies, bowels and entrails in the eighteenth century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526127051
eISBN:
9781526138682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526127051.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This essay lays bare the rampant but thinly veiled scatology in Georg Christoph Lichtenberg’s renowned commentaries of William Hogarth’s A Harlot’s Progress. It shows that Lichtenberg finds all kinds ... More


Industry, Idleness, and Protest: The Spitalfields Weaver as Guild Member and Cultural Symbol

Zara Anishanslin

in Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Hidden Histories of the British Atlantic World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300197051
eISBN:
9780300220551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197051.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the work of London artist William Hogarth. His print series Industry and Idleness, a twelve-print moral satire about Spitalfields weavers, was the best-selling of all British ... More


Cultural aspects: representations of alcohol use in visual art

James Harris

in Alcohol: Science, Policy and Public Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199655786
eISBN:
9780191757082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655786.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter examines how alcohol use is represented in visual art. Representations of alcohol use and abuse have long been the subject of works of art ranging from Diego Velázquez’s painting of ... More


Foundling Fathers and Mothers

Rachel Bowlby

in A Child of One's Own: Parental Stories

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199607945
eISBN:
9780191760518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199607945.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Foundling stories, which abound in legend, have generally looked at the fate of the found child, not at the parents on either side, abandoning or taking in. But two famous stories, of Oedipus and ... More


The Role of the Satirist and the Problem of Moral Conviction

Meredith McNeill Hale

in The Birth of Modern Political Satire: Romeyn de Hooghe and the Glorious Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198836261
eISBN:
9780191873539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836261.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter addresses two related subjects, the reception of De Hooghe’s satires and the role of the satirist. The focus of this discussion is the so-called Pamphlet War of 1690, the primary vehicle ... More


Conclusion: The Geography of Satire

Meredith McNeill Hale

in The Birth of Modern Political Satire: Romeyn de Hooghe and the Glorious Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198836261
eISBN:
9780191873539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836261.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

This concluding chapter focuses on the question of circulation and impact: to what extent did De Hooghe’s satires travel beyond The Netherlands in the seventeenth century and what influence did they ... More


Susanna: A Marriage Made in Heaven

Deborah W. Rooke

in Handel's Israelite Oratorio Libretti: Sacred Drama and Biblical Exegesis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199279289
eISBN:
9780191738050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279289.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The oratorio Susanna is based on the story of Susanna from the Apocrypha. In the biblical narrative Susanna is reduced to the status of an object, seen and not heard, and she functions simply to ... More


Chris Ware and the Burden of Art History

Katherine Roeder

in The Comics of Chris Ware

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734423
eISBN:
9781621032236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734423.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines Chris Ware’s comics version of art history and how it reveals his fundamental ambivalence toward high art and the institution of the museum, even when he has been celebrated by ... More


Orpheus in the city

Daniel Karlin

in Street Songs: Writers and urban songs and cries, 1800-1925

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198792352
eISBN:
9780191834363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792352.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, World Literature

Chapter 1 begins with a primal myth transposed to the city. William Wordsworth’s ‘Power of Music’ represents street music as an unqualified blessing: in proclaiming his fiddler ‘An Orpheus!’, the ... More


‘Levelling the Sublime’: Translating into English in the Eighteenth Century

Aaron Shapiro

in Milton in Translation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198754824
eISBN:
9780191819841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754824.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, European Literature

The eighteenth century saw the curious tradition of translating Milton’s Paradise Lost into normative English prose and verse. The status of these translations as literary curiosities belies their ... More


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