"waxing in wickedness like a Hogarthian page boy"
'An Election Entertainment' by William Hogarth
Public Domain'An Election Entertainment' by William Hogarth - Credit: William Hogarth

 

William Hogarth (1697-1764) was a highly versatile English painter, printmaker and cartoonist whose work often satirised contemporary society. He is also well-known for incorporating a moral message in his work; this is evident in the two series of engravings known as A Harlot's Progress and A Rake's Progress.