The Battle of the Pictures

William Hogarth, English, 1697 - 1764



Etching on wove paper

Sheet: 9 3/8 × 9 3/4 in. (23.8 × 24.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Guernsey Center Moore 1904 Memorial Fund



Place Made: England, United Kingdom, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, lower left: The Battle of the Pictures; Upper edge: The Bearer herof is Entitled (if he thinks proper) to be a Bidder for Mr. Hogarth's Pictures, which are to be Sold on the last Day of this Month.

Exhibition History

Artist as Object/Subject, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Art History 2, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 18, 1999-March 12, 2000.

Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Art History 2, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 23-February 12, 1990.

Publication History

John V. Kulvicki, On Images: Their Structure and Content, New York: Oxford University Press, 2006, 258 pp., ill. p. 48.


Elkin Mathews, London, England; sold to present collection, 1963.

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