- Joseph Hogarth
- Also known as
primary name: Hogarth, Joseph
other name: J Hogarth & Sons
other name: Joseph Hogarth & Sons
- individual; publisher/printer; carver; British; Male
- Life dates
- Other dates
- 1835-1890 (business dates)
- New Road, opposite St Pancras Church (1832)
60 Great Portland Street, London (1835-45)
5 Haymarket, London (1845-66)
96 Mount Street, Grosvenor Square (1866-86)
473 Oxford Street (1887-1890)
- According to their letterhead 'Printsellers, publishers, picture frame makers, and mounters of prints and drawings' (see Simon for further details of activities and possible addresses). Began in partnership with Elhanan Bicknell (q.v.), dissolved in 1854. A series of prints of 1857 (see1866,0407.238-263) carries J. Hogarth's Haymarket address and also reads: "Excudit by J. Hogarth, Jun", suggesting that a son was working with him by that year (or possibly one of the two daughters listed as assistants in the business in the 1861 census).George Bicknell Hogarth (1844-1890), presumably Joseph Hogarth's son, was listed in the 1871 census at 96 Mount St as a dealer in works of art, age 2; he and Andrew David Hogarth, trading as J Hogarth & Sons, picture dealers, 473 Oxford St, formerly 96 Mount St, were made bankrupt in 1890 ('London Gazette', 5 May 1893), and George Bicknell Hogarth died shortly thereafter. Subsequently, Andrew David Hogarth (1847-1906) traded from 196 Goldhawk Road, Shepherd's Bush.
It is likely that the "Hogarth frame", a black-and-gilt frame used for engravings, takes its name from Hogarth the framemaker, rather than William Hogarth the artist.
Trade card in Banks Collection (Banks,96.6) advertises "96, Mount St... J. Hogarth & Sons, Picture Restorers, Printsellers, Publishers, Dealers in Works of Art. Pictures carefully Lined, Cleaned and Restored. Mildew Spots removed from Mianiatures, Drawings, Engravings, &c. Patterns of Frames submitted to suit any Work of Art. Looking Glass Frames Regilt &c. Regilding in all Branches. Collections formed - Arranged - Catalogued or disposed of. Opinion, Advice, Estimates Free."
- Jacob Simon, British picture framemakers, 1630-1950 (www.npg.org.uk/research/conservation/directory-of-british-framemakers, accessed 13 October 2012