Hogarth & His Animals, a talk by the Hogarth expert Elizabeth Einberg
Tickets are £10 per person, to support the House
Hogarth was not a specialist animal painter like, for example, George Stubbs or John Wootton, but he could paint any animal he wanted with natural force. His relationship to the animals he put in his pictures, however, was different from anyone else’s. None of them is merely a portrait, but the animals are there to comment, either subtly or directly, on his subject matter and on the circumstances and views of his sitters.
The galleries will remain open to visitors until the talk begins. The bar in the Weston Studio will be open before and after the talk with a delicious range of soft drinks.
For further details and to book your place, visit William Hogarth & his animals