Crafting Cruelty: Hogarth’s Innovative Drawing Methods

Laurel Peterson
William Hogarth (1697–1764) achieved substantial artistic and commercial success in his lifetime, both as a printmaker and as a painter. Despite his enduring fame, Hogarth’s drawings are today little known and rarely studied. Laurel Peterson, Moore Curatorial Fellow in the Department of Drawings and Prints, will offer new insights into Hogarth’s practice as a draftsman, shedding light on the evolution of his drawing style and the role played by drawings in the development of his most iconic satirical prints. Co-sponsored by the Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation.

The exhibition Hogarth: Cruelty and Humor will be open for program attendees.

Tuesday, June 18, 12 pm
Tickets: 
$15; free for Morgan Members and students with a valid ID.

William Hogarth (1697–1764), Gin Street, 1750–51, red chalk, some graphite, on paper, incised with stylus. The Morgan Library & Museum, Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913) in 1909. Photography Steven H. Crossot, 2014.

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