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Prints by William Hogarth

March 6 – May 30, 1971
Ground Floor, Gallery G-19 (625 sq. ft.)

William Hogarth, The Idle 'Prentice turn'd away, and sent to Sea, 1747, etching and engraving, Rosenwald Collection, 1944.5.48

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.

Hogarth, William
British, 1697 - 1764