William Hogarth, Detail 1 The March of the Guards to Finchley, 1750 © The Foundling Museum
Hearing Hogarth 1: The Artist & Edge City

Hearing Hogarth 1: The Artist & Edge City

40 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AZ
02 Jun 2019
  • Talks
Learn about Hogarth’s use of the five senses in his work and ‘edge city’, Tottenham Court Road, the eighteenth-century entertainment zone.

14.00 | Free with Museum admission

The first in our series of paired talks, a format designed to reflect the duality at the heart of Hogarth’s masterpiece, The March of the Guards. Hear from Elizabeth Einberg, Hogarth expert, about the artist and his use of the five senses in his work. Historian, John Styles, will talk about the painting’s setting on Tottenham Court Road as part of ‘edge city’, the entertainment zone on the outside of London in which the Foundling Hospital was also situated.

Elizabeth Einberg is a renowned expert on Hogarth, author of catalog raisonee Hogarth’s Paintings, and a former curator of eighteenth century art at the Tate Gallery.

John Styles, historian, author and curator of Threads of Feeling, formerly Professor of History at University of Hertfordshire.