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Manly beauty: what can boxers tell us about 18th century masculinity? Part III

Boxers The other men in William Hogarth’s March of the Guards to Finchley (1750) that I want to talk about are the boxers. In the painting, so evocatively displayed at London Museum, a bare-knuckle prize-fight takes place in the middle-ground....
From: Joanne Begiato Muses on History on 7 Aug 2019

Rough and brave: what can soldiers tell us about 18th century masculinity? Part II

Guardsmen Let me begin with the guardsmen at the heart of William Hogarth’s The March of the Guards to Finchley (1750), the subject of a great exhibition at the Foundling Museum. They are an evocative depiction of the troubling charms of the...
From: Joanne Begiato Muses on History on 2 Aug 2019

Pugnacious and patriotic: what can soldiers and boxers tell us about 18th century masculinity? Part I

Recently, I had the privilege of talking about William Hogarth’s The March of the Guards to Finchley (1750) in one of the talks accompanying the Foundling Museum’s 2019 Exhibition Hogarth & The Art of Noise. This is a jewel of an exhibition...
From: Joanne Begiato Muses on History on 29 Jul 2019

Hogarth’s Noise Goes on Display in London

The Foundling Museum in London is mounting a new exhibit focusing on the visual artist William Hogarth in an innovative way:Hogarth & the Art of Noise will reveal Hogarth’s innovative use of sound, introducing visitors to a previously unexplored...
From: Boston 1775 on 24 May 2019

Pets Afloat

Middle-Deck of the Hector, Man of War, Thomas Rowlandson, 1782, National Maritime Museum.Thomas Rowlandson took a tour from his studio in London to the wreck of the Royal George in 1782. He completed an album of twenty-seven images documenting his...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 8 Oct 2018

Scientific Prose in EEBO-TCP

Last September, LDNA researcher Iona Hine presented some work with TCP metadata at DRHA’s dataAche conference. In this guest post, DRHA co-panellist Alan Hogarth (pictured) examines the fruits of his own labour with EEBO-TCP. Alan was responsible...
From: Linguistic DNA on 21 Mar 2018

Criminality and Animal Cruelty in 18th-Century England

I am currently in the final stages of editing a book chapter I have written for Prof. Alexander Kaufman’s and Penny Vlagopoulos’s forthcoming work entitled Food and Feasting in Post-1700 Outlaw Narratives (2018). My own contribution focuses...

C.J. Grant after Hogarth c.1833

The popularity of Hogarth’s works remained undiminished in Britain in the hundred years that followed his death in 1764. Prints taken from Hogarth’s own plates remained in near continuous publication during this time and were increasingly...
From: The Print Shop Window on 10 Aug 2017

Moll King, proprietress of King’s Coffee House in Covent Garden

‘What rake is ignorant of King’s Coffee House?’ (Henry Fielding, The Covent Garden Tragedy, 1732). There are many tall tales told about Mary (Moll) King, shrewd businesswoman and proprietress of King’s Coffee House in London’s...
From: All Things Georgian on 19 Jan 2017

A Hogarth Begging for Another Look

Last month the Print Shop Window reported on a new expert ruling about a painting attributed to William Hogarth in the collection of the National Gallery of Art. (Ours, not Britain’s.) The website’s story, cleverly titled “The Fake’s...
From: Boston 1775 on 13 Nov 2016

The Fake’s Progress – Washington ‘Hogarth’ revealed as a forgery

        After William Hogarth, A Scene from the Beggar’s Opera, 1728/29, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.                       In an ironic twist of fate this...
From: The Print Shop Window on 24 Oct 2016

Swilling, Swearing and Satan – An Awful Warning to Blasphemers, 183

Illustrated handbills such as this had been a staple product of English provincial printing presses since the mid-1640s. The subject matter of these bills usually fell into one of three broad categories – lurid accounts of murders, stories about...
From: The Print Shop Window on 16 Oct 2016

Face-based History

I am a longtime admirer of Simon Schama, as both historian and art historian, presenter and public intellectual. For me, his study of the Dutch Golden Age, The Embarrassment of Riches: An interpretation of Dutch culture in the Golden Age (1987) is...
From: streets of salem on 21 Sep 2016

The last stage of cruelty, or, A mercifull example of Quaerism

“A plainly dressed man with lank hair falling on his shoulders, bends over a dog, placing his left hand on the head of the trustful animal. With a large brush he applies a smoking liquid to its side saying, “Come here poor Dog! Thee shalt...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 25 Aug 2016

“Looking for the Longitude”

Longitude was a hot topic in eighteenth-century Britain.  What we might perceive now as a niche, and perhaps rather uninteresting, navigational problem, was then crucial to finding a means of accurately measuring longitude at sea as Britain’s...
From: The 18th-Century Common on 23 Jul 2016


While the list of costs for masons detailed by the Board of Works extends to over a hundred different jobs, that for painters is a bit simpler. Government rates were listed in “Contract Prices 1734—1774” (WORK 5/148). The page for painters...
From: Kirby and his world on 6 Jul 2016

William Hogarth: ‘Mr Garrick in the character of Richard III’

How William Hogarth used imagery in his portrait of David Garrick as King Richard III. Written and researched in our archives by intern Gemma Sykes. We’re big David Garrick fans at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, and many blogs have been posted...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 7 Jun 2016

William Hogarth: Satirising ‘All is True’ (Henry VIII)

How artist William Hogarth used the 1727 production of William Shakespeare and John Fletcher’s play ‘All is True’, or ‘Henry VIII’, to comment on eighteenth century British politics. Written and researched in our...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 24 May 2016

Silverware à la mode

                I ‘borrowed’ [ahem!] this picture from a catalogue for forthcoming sale at a German auction house. As you can see, it’s an eighteenth-century silver tray engraved with an extremely...
From: The Print Shop Window on 18 Apr 2016

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