William,1697–1764, English painter and engraver.

Related formsHo·garth·i·an, adjective
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Historical Examples of hogarthian

  • But what numbers of similar Hogarthian hints he has left behind him!

  • There is also the truly Hogarthian incident of a dog smelling suspiciously the poet's coat tail.

  • It is an excellent Hogarthian comedy, full of rapid and vivid incident, of pleasant or indignant humor.

    The Age of Shakespeare

    Algernon Charles Swinburne

  • Note the Hogarthian touch of the p. 118initials carved on the window, sufficiently distinct and yet not intrusively so.

  • Thereby hangs a tale, a typical Hogarthian tale of wars in words, and in this case in deed too.


    C. Lewis Hind

British Dictionary definitions for hogarthian



William. 1697–1764, English engraver and painter. He is noted particularly for his series of engravings satirizing the vices and affectations of his age, such as A Rake's Progress (1735) and Marriage à la Mode (1745)
Derived FormsHogarthian, adjective
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