A Rake’s Progress I

Daniel Chodowiecki - engraver

Daniel Chodowiecki - engraver - A Rake’s Progress I
Although the Berlin-based engraver Daniel Chodowiecki was opposed to being overly compared to Hogarth, the latter’s influence on Chodowiecki’s work is indisputable. A comparison of the two artists in fact reveals substantial differences, a shift in the two artists’ approach to a moral subject matter. While Hogarth was a satirist, Chodowiecki is more of a preacher. While Hogarth’s scenes offer a multitude of possible readings, Chodowiecki, the younger artist, is very much in keeping with his time in focusing on the illustration of more simple and unambiguous positive examples.
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measurements: height 104 mm
width 363 mm
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material: paper
technique: etching
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inventory number: R 30063
gallery collection: Collection of Prints and Drawings
licence: Creative Commons License public domain