The Works of William Hogarth at the Sir John Soane’s Museum
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Schedule: Wed - Sun 10 am - 5 pm | Mon - Tue closed
Tickets: Free admission with reservation required
Location: Sir John Soane’s Museum
Address: 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A 3BP
A journey marked by clever wit awaits visitors to Sir John Soane’s Museum with the social conventions, immorality and vice explored in the works of William Hogarth, digging deep into the fabric of London society. The English painter, creator of numerous satirical prints, comes to London, where the exhibition Place and Progress brings together, for the first time, all of his paintings and engravings from the brilliant series of works that he created. The narrations of Hogarth are linked by a satirical view of progress that, according to the artist, wouldn’t lead to spiritual illumination but, rather, poverty, madness and death. The principal characters, who infringe upon conventional morality, circulate in locations of London that can still be seen today and which play key roles in the artist’s works. A Rake’s Progress and The Humours of an Election flank the series Marriage A-la-Mode, on loan from the National Gallery, Four Times of Day from the National Trust and a private collection.