The Lewis Walpole Library April 6, 2016
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James Gillray's Hogarthian Progresses
lewis Walpole Library

"James Gillray's Hogarthian Progresses" Exhibition on view April 6 - September 16

Sequential narration in satiric prints is most famously associated with the “modern moral subjects” of William Hogarth (1697–1764): Harlot’s Progress (1732), A Rake’s Progress (1735), Marriage A-la-Mode (1745), and Industry and Idleness (1747) among others. Less well-known is the broad spectrum of legacy “progresses” produced by subsequent generations drawing both on Hogarth’s narrative strategies and his iconic motifs. James Gillray (1756–1815), celebrated for his innovative single-plate satires, was also among the most accomplished printmakers to adopt Hogarthian sequential narration even as he transformed it according to his unique vision. This exhibition presents a number of Gillray’s Hogarthian progresses alongside some selected prints by Hogarth himself.

Curated by Cynthia Roman, Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Paintings, The Lewis Walpole Library.

Further information about the exhibition and associated programming:

Yale The Lewis Walpole Library
154 Main Street
Farmington, CT 06032
Tel: 860-677-2140
Fax: 860-677-6369
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