Hogarth: Place and Progress
9 Oct 2019, noon - 5 Jan 2020, noon
Hogarth: Place and Progress at Sir John Soane's Museum.
All of William Hogarth's (1697-1764) surviving painted series will be united for the first time to examine his complex views on morality, the society and the city.
Hogarth: Place and Progress will unite all of Hogarth's surviving painted series for the first time, along with his engraved series. The Museum's own Rake's Progress and An Election will be joined by Marriage A-la-Mode from the National Gallery, the Four Times of Day from the National Trust and a private collection, as well as the three surviving paintings of The Happy Marriage from Tate and the Royal Cornwall Museum. The exhibition will also include engraved series lent by Andrew Edmunds prints such as The Four Stages of Cruelty, Industry and Idleness and Gin Lane and Beer Street.
Most famous for designing the Bank of England (1807) and Dulwich Picture Gallery (1817), Sir John Soane (1753-1837) began constructing his home in 1792. Over the next three decades, he bought, knocked down, and reorganised three successive houses in Lincoln's Inn Fields, central London, to create his combined home and office, with a space for his collection, which included William Hogarth's two painting series, A Rake's Progress (1732-3) and Humours of an Election (1755)