By Michael Dean
(Overlook Press, Hardcover, 9781468303421, 261pp.)
Publication Date: January 2013
Categories: Historical - General
From a childhood spent in a debtor's prison to his death in the arms of his wife, "I, Hogarth" follows the artist's life as he makes a name for himself and as he fights for artists with his Copyright Act. Through Hogarth's lifelong marriage to Jane Thornhill, his inability to have children, his time as one of England's best portrait painters, his old age and unfortunate dip into politics, and his untimely death, "I, Hogarth" is the remarkable story told through the artist's eyes. Michael Dean blends Hogarth's life and work into a rich and satisfying narrative, recommended for fans of Hilary Mantel and Peter Ackroyd.