Painter and his Pug

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Painter and his Pug is a 1745 self-portrait created by William Hogarth. He began the portrait a decade earlier. The portrait was originally created with the intention of Hogarth wearing formal attire, but was changed to the informal attire sometime during the painting process.[1]

In the portrait, Hogarth himself is in a painting as the pug is alongside him, making the dog "real" as opposed to the created person.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Painter and his Pug, William Hogarth". Tate Britain. August 2004. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ Ma, Brian Thom McQuade (2012). Seven Painters Who Changed the Course of Art History. p. 120. ISBN 9781477227411.