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Hogarth, William

Syllabification: Ho·garth, William
Pronunciation: /ˈhōˌɡärTH
 
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Definition of Hogarth, William in English:

( 1697–1764), English painter and engraver. Notable works include his series of engravings on “modern moral subjects,” such as A Rake’s Progress (1735).

Derivatives

Hogarthian

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Pronunciation: /hōˈɡärTHēən/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Sure enough, no sooner had I arrived at the Phoenix than I spied Hogarthian scenes through the stained glass windows.
  • The best examples of this Hogarthian characteristic are his mid-Nineties watercolours of National Trust properties, a commissioned series that includes Fountains Abbey lit up by fireworks.
  • By the early 1990s, now with an international following, Currie was turning out increasingly Hogarthian images, with more than a hint of Grosz.

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