The oval self-portrait of Hogarth is propped up by books of Shakespeare, Swift and Milton. Hogarth's own pug dog, Trump, is in the foreground.
The largest print size we are able to offer for this artwork is 80 x 60 cm.
The Painter and his Pug
90 x 69.9 cm
Oil on canvas
Date of work
Original: Oil on canvas 90 x 69.9 cm ® Tate, London
English painter and engraver William Hogarth was most remembered for his satirical engravings of low-life scenes. Contemporary drama and novels provided Hogarth with inspiration and often explored themes of vanity, corruption, betrayal and death. He adopted a more refined painting style around 1745, before targetting his subjects to the lower classes with industrial and street scenes.