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Sin and the City: William Hogarth's London

decoration26 Aug. 2011|29 Jan. 2012

18th century London as seen through engravings by one of its most popular storytellers.  The exhibition presents Hogarth's unflinching chronicle of the city's development from a medieval town to a swirling modern metropolis. Whether examining scenes along the impoverished roads of St. Giles parish, peering into the dark cellars of Blood Bowl Alley, or accompanying a procession to the Tyburn gallows, Hogarth’s engravings plunge us into a city that is not only grand and powerful but also chaotic, crime-ridden, and sometimes even heartbreaking. The exhibition includes 70 engravings by Hogarth, along with the work of his contemporaries, such as Jonathan Swift, John Gay, and Henry Fielding.

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DATE
26 Aug. 2011|29 Jan. 2012
ADDRESS
Main Gallery
CITY
Princeton
( UNITED STATES )
ORGANIZED BY
Princeton University
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