Some artists draw constantly, filling sketchbooks with records of whatever they see and
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.
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.
£8 talk only, £10 with a drink