A Mordant Wit: Engravings by William Hogarth
A Mordant Wit: Engravings by William Hogarth features more than 30 satirical engravings by the British painter and printmaker (1697 – 1764). An admired and prolific artist, Hogarth depicted the vices and virtues of England’s emerging middle class with impeccable skill and sharp wit. Composed as narratives in the rococo style, Hogarth’s engravings offer entertaining and biting moral commentary on 18th-century English society. Exhibition highlights include examples from his legendaryseries: A Harlot’s Progress (1732), A Rake’s Progress (1735), The Four Times of the Day (1738) and Marriage á la Mode (1745).