William Hogarth (1697-1764) was a highly skilled English artist, represented at the National Gallery, London, Tate Gallery, London and numerous other major collections, some by circumstance of his extraordinary approach to art and life. Disgusted by the corruption of politics and the immorality of the populace, he turned his enormous talents to the production of moral works which satirized everything from scientific zeal to the institution of marriage. Engravings from the originals were made and prints sold by subscription and at large. These allowed average people to purchase the works and owing to their even handed condemnation and extraordinary satirical imagery, they were very popular. The following are original William Hogarth copper plate prints. Dimensions given are plate sizes. Each is professionally mounted and matted in fully protective archival materials and ready for framing. 1782. 14 1/2" x 12". A group of men gather to discuss palmistry. One is more interested in the maid who appears receptive while another reads the newspaper. A black owl and suit of armor evoke images from the past. Hogarth’s broadside at yet another popular absurdity.