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William Hogarth
(1697 - 1764)

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1697 Born 10 November in London
1712 Apprenticed to an engraver of silverplate
1720 Operates own business engraving book plates and painting portraits
1726 Illustrates the novel Hudibras by Samuel Butler
1729 Elopes with Jane Thornhill
1732 A Harlot's Progress completed
1735 A Rake's Progress completed
1735 Hogarth's Act passes, establishes St. Martin's Lane Academy (a guild for professional artists and a school for young artists)
1743 Marriage la Mode completed
1753 Writes The Analysis of Beauty
1757 Appointed sergeant painter to George II
1762 Publishes his anti-war satire The Times
1763 Has a paralytic seizure
1764 Dies 26 October in London
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