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A House of Cards

HOGARTH, William (1697 - 1764)

A House of Cards

Date: 1730

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 64.3 x 76.5 cm

Acquired: 1988; Gift; Accepted by H.M. Government in lieu of inheritance tax

Accession Number: NMW A 93

Born in London, where he trained as an engraver and a painter, Hogarth was a celebrated portraitist and the creator of modern, moral subjects. These interests combine in this pair of conversation pieces of an unidentified group of children, painted in about 1730.

This work is currently on display.

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