A Midnight Modern Conversation
William Hogarth's popularity as what one magazine called a "comic painter" followed him long after his death. Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
From "The works of William Hogarth"
This reproduction of a Hogarth original engraving appeared in "The works of William Hogarth" accompanied by a Charles Lamb essay on the genius and character of the artist. Beinecke Library
A group of vultures waiting for the storm to “Blow Over” – “Let us Pray”
This 1871 wood engraving was created by cartoonist Thomas Nast, whose satires of political corruption are thought to be influenced by William Hogarth. Library of Congress
Bambridge on trial for murder by a committee of the House of Commons
This print depicts the House of Commons during an investigation of warden Thomas Bambridge, accused of brutal treatment of prisoners – one of whom is shown wearing a punishment device called “the collar.” Library of Congress