This exhibition poster was used to promote the 1971-2 William Hogarth exhibition, which took place in the Duveen galleries at the Tate Gallery, now Tate Britain. Looking at Hogarth within the context of his time, and drawing on recent Hogarth scholarship, it focused on the artist’s life and career in greater depth than Tate’s previous exhibitions of his work, and showcased 222 of Hogarth’s works. The poster used an image of Characters and Caricaturas
, 1743, Hogarth’s illustration warning against the use of caricature rather than character drawing, and the text reads:
The Tate Gallery
Admission 30p (students and old-age pensioners 15p)
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 10-6. Tue, Thur 10-8. Sun 2-6.
Closed 24, 25, 26 December
2 December 1971 – 6 February 1972
Hogarth exhibition poster
Date of work
William Hogarth (1697 – 1764) was an English painter and engraver, most remembered for his satirical engravings of low-life scenes. Contemporary drama and novels provided Hogarth with inspiration and often explored themes of vanity, corruption, betrayal and death. He adopted a more refined painting style around 1745, before targeting his subjects to the lower classes with industrial and street scenes.