The Bathos, after an original Hogarth print of 1764

Thomas Cook - engraver, William Hogarth - inventor

Thomas Cook - engraver, William Hogarth - inventor - The Bathos, after an original Hogarth print of 1764
Hogarth’s last print was created seven months before his death. The print features a number of symbols of death and decay, including the death of Time itself, and not least among these images of ruin is the degradation of Hogarth’s line of beauty. The Bathos is one of Hogarth’s darkest and most radical works.
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measurements: height 424 mm
width 586 mm
material: paper
technique: engraving
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inventory number: R 19113
gallery collection: Collection of Prints and Drawings
licence: Creative Commons License public domain