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The Painter and his Pug

Photo credit: Tate

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Hogarth first began this self portrait in the mid 1730s. X-rays have revealed that, at this stage, it showed the artist in a formal coat and wig. Later, however, he changed these to the more informal cap and clothes seen here. The oval canvas containing Hogarth’s self portrait appears propped up on volumes of Shakespeare, Swift and Milton, authors who inspired Hogarth’s own commitment to drama, satire and epic poetry.

Tate Britain

London


Date

1745

Medium

Oil on canvas

Measurements

H 90 x W 69.9 cm

Accession number

N00112

Acquisition method

Purchased 1824

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

date inscribed


Tate Britain

Millbank, London, Greater London SW1P 4RG England

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