The eighteenth century is often depicted in costume dramas as an age of politeness and gentility. However, as the work of William Hogarth shows, it had a naughtier side. We will introduce you to the sex, scandal and satire in Hogarth’s work, and reflect on how it can be used to understand the Georgian age as well as modern society. Featuring stand-up, a game of ‘spot the syphilis spots’, and a wander down Gin Lane, join us for an evening of irreverent takes on the work of one of England’s greatest artists.
Co-produced with Dr Ruth Larsen, Senior Lecturer in History, and History students from The University of Derby, Derby Museums presents a tongue in cheek look at the more humorous and satirical elements of the work of William Hogarth.
See William Hogarth’s work at our exhibition: ‘Hogarth’s Britons: Succession, Patriotism and the Jacobite Rebellion’.
Suitable for ages 18+
Give What You Think – Suggested Donation £5 / Free to Friends of Derby Museums
Image: Marriage A-la-Mode: 2, The Tête à Tête, c.1743, oil on canvas. © The National Gallery, London.