William Hogarth. Self-Portrait with Pug-Dog. Tate Gallery

November 10, 1697. William Hogarth (10 November 1697 – 26 October 1764) was an English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic and editorial cartoonist who has been credited with pioneering western sequential art. His work ranged from realistic portraiture to comic strip-like series of pictures called « modern moral subjects ». Knowledge of his work is so pervasive that satirical political illustrations in this style are often referred to as « Hogarthian. »


In this image: A visitor looks at a William Hogarth painting ‘David Garrick as Richard III’, on display at Tate Britain art gallery in London, Monday, Feb. 5, 2007.