William Hogarth Trust
registered charity no.1092251


William Hogarth

William Hogarth (1697-1764) rose
from humble beginnings to become a great British painter and engraver and Sergeant Painter to the King.

He hated injustice and used his art to draw attention to the issues he cared about – poverty, drunkenness, political corruption, cruelty to animals. He also took practical steps to deal with these issues, for example, promoting the first copyright legislation in 1735 and serving as a founder Governor of the Foundling Hospital.

In 1752 Hogarth published his theoretical book about art, The Analysis of Beauty. His friends and neighbours had helped him with the text.

Hogarth & Chiswick
Sergeant Painter to the King
Hogarth’s House centenary