Note on Art

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Title

Note on Art

Subject

A personal note from LeRoy Neiman on the artwork of English artist William Hogarth.

Description

This note from LeRoy Neiman provides a remark on artist Willam Hogarth. The record contains three sections: first, a comment on Hogarth’s class consciousness, second, anecdotal evidence of the artist’s draw to satire, and third, a citing of a study of Shrimp Girl (1740-45). Shrimp Girl, the painting, depicts a woman peddling shellfish, a job typically asigned to female relatives of fishmongers. This subject matter, diverging from the aristocratic portraiture that was in vogue, then testifies to Hogarth’s interest in the common man. Neiman, through writing this note, draws a connection between his work’s and his predecessor's, positioning himself in a lineage of illustration, satire, and attentiveness to class. The record was most likely for personal use.

Creator

LeRoy Neiman

Source

LeRoy Neiman Foundation

Publisher

LeRoy Neiman Foundation

Date

c. 1990-2011

Contributor

LeRoy Neiman

Rights

Property of the LeRoy Neiman Foundation; please consult the organization's archivist for further details.

Format

Image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Document

Identifier

LN_Notes_2309

Coverage

New York (N.Y.) New York

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

In a smart social gathering
He would abandon all sense of play and concentrate on the workers and functionaire
successful ebullient year
academic assumptions
Hogarth painted the holy bible with a whole in the cover
Robust scenes
Shrimp girl 1750s
25 x 20
the calligraphy of brushwork
dine

Original Format

Pen and marker on paper.

Files

LN_Notes_2309.jpg

Citation

LeRoy Neiman, “Note on Art,” LeRoy Neiman Foundation, accessed June 25, 2024, https://leroyneimanfoundation.omeka.net/items/show/222.