Some artists draw constantly, filling sketchbooks with records of whatever they see and planning their paintings with detailed studies before putting brush to canvas. This wasn’t William Hogarth’s way. He didn’t make a great number of drawings, but those that survive (about 100) reflect his energy and individualism. The focus will be on Industry and Idleness where drawings show Hogarth ‘thinking on paper’.
Sheila O’Connell was a curator at the British Museum for 30 years where her responsibilities included the major collection of Hogarth’s prints and drawings.
Each ticket is £10 per person*, and we’re running a special multi-buy OFFER where you can book the 3 tickets for the price of 2 – that’s £20 per person in total*! Plus, if you get the multi-buy offer AND attend all the 3 talks, you get a FREE glass of wine to mark the end of the series on the third talk**.
The galleries will remain open to visitors until the talk begins. The bar will be open before and after the talk with beer, wine and soft drinks. Please keep drinks in the Learning Studio.
Hogarth’s House, located in Chiswick, is the former home of the 18th century artist and satirist William Hogarth. It is owned and managed by the London Borough of Hounslow.
* This price excludes the Eventbrite fee.
** You can swap your glass of wine to a soft drink.