Prints by William Hogarth
March 6 – May 30, 1971
THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER ON VIEW AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY.
Overview: 69 prints included examples of the artist's best-known series (The Rake's Progress, The Harlot's Progress, The Four Times of the Day, and Industry and Idleness), with accompanying explanations of the 18th-century social and political allusions in the prints, and a loan of 3 copper plates. The works were chosen from the Rosenwald collection, to complement the exhibition of paintings by William Hogarth from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon.