Hogarth's Print Sequences
Reading Hogarth's print sequences is as good an introduction to the idiom of eighteenth-century narrative as I know. Hogarth is available on the web at the following sites:
William Hogarth's Realm: The 18th century British artist (This is a very impressive site). You may want to download the sequences from here. Especially good are the paintings alongside the prints.
Art of William Hogarth (Another huge archive of Hogarth material).
But the following is an indispensable guide to the sequences:
Ronald Paulson's Hogarth's Graphic Works. 2 Vols. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1971. See the Third Edition, 1989, published by The Print Room, London. It includes a complete revision of the text and improved quality of arrangement and reproduction of the prints.
See the following books by Paulson: Hogarth, His Life, Art, and Times. 2 Vols. New Haven: Yale University Press; The Art of William Hogarth. New York: Paidon, 1975; Breaking and Remaking: Aesthetic Practice in England, 1700-1820. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1991; and Hogarth. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1991 et. seq.
Also: Robert L.S. Cowley. Hogarth's Marriage A-La-Mode. Ithaca:Cornell University Press, 1983.
David Dabydeen. Hogarth's Blacks: Images of Blacks in Eighteenth-Century English Art. Kingston-upon-Thames: Dangeroo Press, 1985.
Sean Shesgreen. Hogarth and the Times-of-the-Day Tradition. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1983.
Please download the sequences for use in class from either of the two web-sources above.