Hogarth’s Harlots

Hogarth’s work was widely distributed in print and served as the ‘News of The World’ of its day. Its bawdy scenes and dissolute characters have influenced everything from political cartoons to pub signs.

Their moral message cannot have been very effective because most of the vices he depicts are with us today!

This talk examines his modern moral series A Harlot’s Progress, as well as his famous prints Beer Street and Gin Lane.