Hogarth's Mother

832.1257 - Hogarth.jpg

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Title

Hogarth's Mother

Description

Called the “father of British painting,” Hogarth (1697-1764) most likely completed this portrait of his mother after her death. It remained in the artist’s family until 1790. After 1901 its whereabouts were unknown. In 1929, James D. Hamilton purchased the portrait from a London gallery but, unknown to Hamilton, the face had been overpainted sometime between 1901 and 1929- which obscured the “lost” Hogarth from its new owner and the rest of the world. After the museum received the painting in 1950, it remained overpainted until 1988, when conservation of the portrait removed the alterations and restored the work to its original brilliance.

This piece is currently on display in the Foran Family Gallery.

Creator

Hogarth, William

Source

James D. Hamilton Collection

Date

1735

Identifier

832/1257

Medium

Oil on Canvas

Rights

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Citation

Hogarth, William, “Hogarth's Mother,” Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, accessed June 26, 2022, https://pphm.omeka.net/items/show/3027.