William Hogarth: The Painter of Comic History

August 31, 2012-August 4, 2013
free

William Hogarth, Beer Street, 1751.

William Hogarth (1697–1764) was born in London and rarely strayed beyond its precincts. Overcrowded with a million people, London provided a limitless source of subjects for his observant eye and sharp wit. His print cycles, A Harlot’s Progress, A Rake’s Progress, and Marriage à la Mode, made Hogarth the artistic corollary of his contemporary literary satirists, Henry Fielding and Jonathan Swift. Drawn from the IMA's permanent collection, this exhibition looks at 57 works produced by Hogarth over the course of 40 years.

Expert-led tours of William Hogarth: Painter of Comic History are available.

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