|The Site for Research on
William Hogarth (1697-1764)
Biographies - Books - Essays - Image Galleries. Carry out your investigation of Hogarth's life, his paintings and his engravings here!
Forthcoming publication 2013/14:
Bernd W. Krysmanski
|Did you know that, during the last five decades, Ronald Paulson has written more than sixty publications on William Hogarth? That a dozen papers on Hogarth and the London theatre are from the pen of Mary Klinger Lindberg? That Peter Wagner's Reading Iconotexts: From Swift to the French Revolution (1995) contains a modern intertextual, poststructuralist view of William Hogarth and his art? That Dennis Todd and Ronald Paulson interpret Hogarth's Cunicularii as a parody of the Adoration of the Magi? That, according to Werner Busch's Das sentimentalische Bild (1993), Hogarth's Beer Street and Gin Lane seem to allude to the wings of a Last Judgement triptych, i. e. Paradise and Hell? That Michael J. H. Liversidge published a booklet on Hogarth's Bristol Altar-Piece? That Bernd Krysmanski, in his Hogarth's Hidden Parts (2010), raises the question whether Hogarth could have had connections with the paedophilic subculture of eighteenth-century London? That Christian Ludwig von Hagedorn, as early as in 1762, wrote an excellent study on Hogarth's Analysis of Beauty?
If you didn't know and you are currently working on William Hogarth, his art, and the eighteenth-century, then you should consult the forthcoming, annotated, international two-volume Hogarth Bibliography by the German art historian and Hogarth expert, Bernd Krysmanski. This book will give you many more new insights in the vast amount of primary and secondary source literature on the famous English artist William Hogarth.
Publisher: Georg Olms, Hildesheim, Zurich, New York.
In the last three centuries many books, exhibition catalogues, articles and scholarly essays have been written on William Hogarth, his work, his life and times and his literary relationships, but attempts at a bibliography have been rare and indeed imperfect. This bibliography tries to avoid the drawbacks of the past and lists all printed matter which has come to the compiler's notice, from Hogarth's lifetime up to the present day. It is intended for readers who are in need of quick references concerning a single work of art or writing by or on Hogarth, or a specific subject connected with Hogarth. Part One lists all of Hogarth's paintings, drawings and engravings together with his writings in alphabetical order, each work having its special bibliographical reference. Part Two is a thematically arranged bibliography relating to miscellaneous subjects concerning Hogarth's life, his art, his attitudes to other artists and writers, as well as eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth-century criticisms of his work. This is an indispensible study for the serious student of William Hogarth and for all art historians, general historians, philologists, and other scholars working with reference to eighteenth-century England.
|Publisher: Georg Olms
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As the publication date of the Hogarth Bibliography has again been delayed for some months, I would be most interested in hearing from anyone currently working on William Hogarth and his period who would like to see his/her study listed in my bibliography. Please send the full title and details of paper, thesis, or other publication (including those in progress) to the address below as soon as possible.
Further, if you are looking for important and current books about William Hogarth, his art and times; for names of experts who have extensively written on Hogarth; for source literature on specific works (such as Hogarth's Enthusiasm Delineated, Credulity Superstition and Fanaticism, A Rake's Progress, Marriage A-la-Mode, The Sleeping Congregation, The Gate of Calais, Beer Street and Gin Lane, The Analysis of Beauty, etc.); or online essays, picture galleries and other resources on William Hogarth, then this is the site for you to both participate in and to access for vital data. Not least, if you carry out your research here you will save yourself a lot of time and trouble.
For current publications on Hogarth, two special search tools are recommended for their excellent results: The Eighteenth-Century Resources search engine and kubikat, the Union Catalogue of the Art Libraries Network Florence - Munich - Paris - Rome.
The impatient student or scholar may also try two of the best general search engines:
You may also try other common search engines and directories such as AltaVista, Answers, AOL Search, Ask Jeeves, Bing (formerly MSN Search), blekko, Britannica.com, euroseek, Excite, GO.com, Google Scholar, HotBot, LookSmart: Find Articles, Lycos, MetaCrawler, Netscape, Open Directory Project (dmoz), questia, SearchEdu, Scirus, SurfWax, Teoma, Yahoo, Yebol or Yippy (formerly Clusty). Put the search engines to the test and simply type in "Hogarth", "Hogarth AND bibliography" or "+William +Hogarth +bibliography". You will be surprised at the fairly different results.
For those who are able to participate in this world project in the study of William Hogarth, and those who are able to furnish me with further information about their current research or recent publications on Hogarth, may I thank you in advance.
Best wishes in your work,
|This Hogarth site has been online since September 2000.|