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Hogarth: Place and Progress

Sir John Soane's Museum London Art

Some things never get old, and a good piece of satire—the British painter William Hogarth knew only too well—is one of those things. A new exhibition unites all the darkly ironic works for which this 18th-century artist is known, story-telling series that include “A Harlot’s Progress,” “A Rake’s Progress,” “Gin Lane,” and “Marriage A-la-Mode.” Taking aim at all classes of society, Hogarth’s scathing scenes of greed, hypocrisy, immorality, and vice are as relevant today as they were more than 200 years ago. —J.V.

Sir John Soane's Museum 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A 3BP, United Kingdom
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