A new, updated edition of this illuminating study on one of Britain’s most famous artists and satirists


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Professor David Bindman


Hogarth was one of the great 18th-century painters, a marvellous colourist and innovator at all levels of artistic expression. Art historian David Bindman surveys the works of this artist whose wry humour and sharp wit were reflected in his prolific paintings and prints including The Rake’s Progress and Marriage-A-la-Mode. Hogarth was also a master of pictorial satire, highlighting the moral and political hypocrisies of the day with delightful detail and comedy – themes that resonate deeply with our times. The artist was a keen observer of class and society; this new edition has been specially updated to include a discussion of Hogarth’s many representations of Black people in 18th-century Britain, a subject that has long been overlooked.

Now revised with additional material and illustrated in colour throughout, this is a vivid and incisive study of the man and his art.

With 172 illustrations in colour

Additional information

Weight 460 g
Dimensions 15.1 x 20.9 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 23 November 2021
Number of pages 240
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 15.1 x 20.9 cm
Weight 460 g


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David Bindman is Emeritus Professor of the History of Art at University College London. He is currently a Fellow of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University, and he was Visiting Professor of History of Art at Harvard 2011-17. His publications include Blake as an Artist, Hogarth and his Times: Serious Comedy and Ape to Apollo: Aesthetics and the Idea of Race, 1700-1800. Since 2006 he has been the editor, with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., of the series The Image of the Black in Western Art, in 12 volumes so far.