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Art Sources Review

Title of Product:

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: Hogarth, William

Country: United Kingdom
Century: 1700 - The 18th Century
Topic: William Hogarth
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Name of Author(s): David Bindman
Name of Producer: Oxford University Press
Language/s of Product: English
Target Group: Scholars, teachers, students 16+
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Objectives & Structure:
This site is a scholarly essay about Hogarth and several aspects of his life. It links to a further Oxford University subscription site ( that provides more biographical detail about Hogarth’s sitters, circle and world.
The introduction leads to a series of paragraphs making up a detailed essay on his life and work.
Description of contents:
The essay covers important aspects of his development starting with his early career; his beginnings as a painter; the first ‘modern moral subjects’: “A Harlot’s progress” and “A Rakes Progress”; after the Rake: new challenges; Portrait painting; ’Comic history painting’ etc
There is also a complete and up-to-date bibliography and reference to other on-line resources.
Evaluation and Comments:
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Clarity of structure, logical sequence of contents: excellent
Usability / easiness of navigation: excellent
The website is interesting / stimulating: excellent
Educational and learning value: excellent
Quality and relevancy of content: excellent
Compatibility of the content with the target group: excellent
Suitability and quality of graphic interface: good
Degree and quality of interaction: fair
Exploitation of the electronic potential: fair
Possibility of printing/saving material or tests: excellent
Description of how the website can be used with the students::
Teachers and older students could explore this site as further detailed study about the artist and some of his work.
An important site for teacher’s or student’s serious research into William Hogarth.
Evaluation Date: 30.06.08
Name of teacher: Jane Giles
Name of School: Trinity School
Country: UK
Subjects Taught: Art

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