Hogarth's Drawings: Sketches, Studies and Plans, Talk by Sheila O'Connell
Talk starts at 7pm. House and museum open from 6pm for exclusive access. Some artists draw constantly, filling sketchbooks with records of
Talk starts at 7pm. House and museum open from 6pm for exclusive access.
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.
This talk is part of our Autumn Talks Series. Please book through Eventbrite.
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!* 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 be open from 6pm and remain open to visitors until the talks begin. 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.
* Prices exclude Eventbrite fees.
** You can swap your glass of wine to a soft drink.
(Monday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm