The Soane Hogarths

A Rakes Progress

excerpt painting from A Rakes ProgressThe eight paintings in William Hogarth's A Rake's Progress (1733) tell the story of Tom Rakewell, a young man who follows a path of vice and self-destruction after inheriting a fortune from his miserly father. more >>

An Election

excerpt painting from An ElectionHogarth's Election series was inspired by the notorious Oxfordshire contest in the General Election of 1754. The Oxfordshire seats had been held, uncontested, by the party of 'Old Interest', the Tories, since 1710. more >>


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