"Hogarth's Studio in 1739"

 

"Hogarth's Studio in 1739"
Oil on Canvas 1863. Painted by Edward Matthew Ward (1816-1879)
 
This imaginary scene is set in William Hogarth’s studio in 1739. Hogarth has completed a portrait of Captain Thomas Coram, the benefactor of the Foundling Hospital. A group of children, in their best dress, are visiting the studio to see the picture; Hogarth and Coram hide behind the canvas. To the left, a black servant boy holds a tray of refreshments and Mrs Hogarth slices fruit cake. Displayed at Yorks Art Gallery.
 
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