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Hogarth: Place and Progress

Sir John Soane’s Museum, London

9 Oct 2019 - 5 Jan 2020

All of the surviving works from the various series of paintings and engravings known as the ‘Modern Moral Subjects’ will be displayed together for the first time in this exhibition, offering fresh scope for exploring how Hogarth developed his biting satirical depictions of social mores and morals in 18th century England. Find out more from the Soane’s Museum website.

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The Humours of an Election, 2: Canvassing for Votes II

The Humours of an Election, 2: Canvassing for Votes II (1754–55), William Hogarth. Photo: © The Trustees of Sir John Soane’s Museum

The Four Times of Day: Morning (1736–37), William Hogarth.

The Four Times of Day: Morning (1736–37), William Hogarth. Photo: © National Trust Collections, Upton House (The Bearsted Collection)

Industry and Idleness, 11: The Idle Prentice Executed at Tyburn

Industry and Idleness, 11: The Idle Prentice Executed at Tyburn (1747), William Hogarth. Photo: © Andrew Edmunds, London

A Rake's Progress, 3: The Orgy (1734), William Hogarth.

A Rake’s Progress, 3: The Orgy (1734), William Hogarth. © The Trustees of Sir John Soane’s Museum.

A Rake's Progress, 4: The Arrest (1734), William Hogarth

A Rake’s Progress, 4: The Arrest (1734), William Hogarth. © The Trustees of Sir John Soane’s Museum.

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