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

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.

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