A history of printmaking & Hogarth’s place within it – a talk by Richard Roberts

A history of printmaking & Hogarth’s place within it – a talk by Richard Roberts

You’ll look at our collection in a whole new way after this talk on the history of printmaking.

Tickets £8 talk only, £10 with a drink

Printmaking was an important part of Hogarth’s artistic practice. But what is printmaking? Where does it originate from and what is printmaking like today? This fun talk by printmaking technician Richard Roberts, will do a broad sweep of printmaking through the ages, looking at amongst other things prehistoric handprints, Japanese fish rubbings and, of course, Hogarth’s prints and his legacy on printmaking today.

Participants will get a chance to see part of the Hogarth’s House collection up close and a printing demonstration in action. This talk will be great for anyone who wants to know more about printmaking and Hogarth as a printmaker.

Richard Roberts is a Printmaker and Specialist Printing Technician at the London College of Communication. 

Images from the London College of Communication
Illustration for Samual Butler’s Hudibras, printing plate on display in the galleries.
Illustration for Samual Butler’s Hudibras, print, 1725-6