William Hogarth, 'Heads of Six of Hogarth’s Servants' c.1750–5
Past Event Tate Britain Exhibition

William Hogarth

29 June – 29 July 1951
William Hogarth, Heads of Six of Hogarth’s Servants c.1750–5, Tate
William Hogarth, 'A Scene from ‘The Beggar’s Opera’ VI' 1731
William Hogarth
A Scene from ‘The Beggar’s Opera’ VI 1731

Hogarth is not only the first great native English easel-painter; his pictures epitomize perhaps more than any other the British character. We may possibly have lost some of the robustness and assurance of this typical eighteenth-century Englishman, but we can still find in him a reflection of many of our own tastes and prejudices.
Hogarth’s genius gives us a wider insight into the life and manners of eighteenth-century England than any other painter of the period.


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29 June – 29 July 1951