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We see a ghost : Hogarth's satire on Methodists and connoisseurs

Krysmanski, Bernd

In: The art bulletin, 80 (1998), Nr. 2. pp. 292-310

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The Hogarth print, Credulity, Superstition, and Fanaticism (1762) is compared with its rather different, unpub­lished first state, Enthusiasm Delineated (1761). The published version of the engraving is discussed as a sat­ire on Methodist fanaticism. However, the first state, which is hidden by the second, is revealed as a polemic on shopworn academic French art theory and on a mis­placed, even erotically passionate, enthusiasm for the Old Masters.

Document type: Article
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2022 09:34
Faculties / Institutes: Research Project, Working Group > Individuals
DDC-classification: Graphics arts, prints
Controlled Keywords: Hogarth, William / Enthusiasm delineated, Hogarth, William / Credulity, superstition, and fanaticism, Methodismus, Satire
Uncontrolled Keywords: Credulity, Superstition, and Fanaticism / Enthusiasm Delineated / George Whitefield / William Romaine / Cock Lane Ghost / Drummer of Tedworth / Mary Toft / Raphael / Peter Paul Rubens / Albrecht Dürer / Rembrandt / Michelangelo / Roger de Piles / Charles Le Brun / Balance des peintres / Holy Spirit / preacher / madness / sexuality / thermometer / barometer / puppets / suicide / connoisseurs
Subject (classification): Artists, Architects
Drawing, Printmaking
Aesthetics, Art History
Countries/Regions: Great Britain, Ireland