Monday Lunch & Lecture – `The Shakespeare of Painting`: The Life & Work of William Hogarth

Art History



Richard Kay

22 May 2023

1:00 pm

£29 includes lunch

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William Hogarth’s name is familiar to many of us. Even the adjective `Hogarthian` suggests an artistic theme that is rumbustious in its content but sophisticated in its style.

This fully illustrated talk assesses a variety of his subjects with an attempt to better understand how Hogarth created art that was readily understood by the masses but which was also sufficiently sophisticated to ensure that he remains much admired by connoisseurs worldwide over 250 years after his death.

Includes lunch. Lunch is served from 1pm and lecture begins at 2pm.

Tutor information

Richard Kay is a Director of Lawrences Auctioneers in Crewkerne and the firm’s specialist in paintings, drawings, watercolour and prints. After leaving university in 1986, he joined Sothebys and spent eight years with them before moving to Phillips (now Bonhams) to be a picture specialist and Associate Director there. He joined Lawrences in 1999. His particular area of interest is British printmaking since 1900.

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