Various prints and paintings
(prints & paintings - 5/5)
A Burlesque on Kent's Altarpiece (1725)
In 1725, Kent produced an altar-piece for St Clement Danes. It was complete with celestial choir, the cherubins and the Holy Spirit under the appearance of a dove. However, kent was not a painter, but an architect and the painting was appaling. Moreover, it showed Catholic and Jacobite leanings. The citizens, had the altar-piece removed after having petitioned the Bishop of London. Hogarth immediatly published a caricature.
The first few lines of the caption show the pleasue Hogarth took at making fun of Kent: 'exactly engraved after the Celebrated Altar-Piece in St-Clement's Church which has been taken down by order of the Bishop of London (as it is thought) to prevent Disputs and laying of Wagers among the parishioners about the Artists meaning'.
Credulity, Superstition and Fanaticism (1762)
Enthusiasm Delineated (1761)
Catalogue for the Exhibition of the Society of Artists (Frontispiece) (1761)
Catalogue for the Exhibition of the Society of Artists (Tailpiece) (1761)