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SJS4488 A Rake's Progress III: The Rake at the Rose-Tavern by Hogarth, William (1697-1764); 62.2x75 cm; Courtesy of the Trustees of Sir John Soane's Museum, London; (add.info.: portraits of Roman Emperors defaced except Nero;); English,  out of copyright
Art, Culture, History

Hogarth: A Rake’s Progress

Sex, Booze and Debauchery in 18th-Century London William Hogarth (1697-1764) grew up in the less than salubrious streets around Smithfield meat market in London.  The British artist knew the underbelly of the metropolis from an early age and created a series of paintings satirising contemporary customs. A Rake’s Progress (1733) tells the story […]

JConstable Hove Beach c 1824-28 c. Victoria and Albert Museum_ London
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Constable and Brighton exhibition

A new exhibition, Constable and Brighton, curated by artist Peter Harrap at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery (8th April to 8th October 2017) explores John Constable’s time in Brighton between 1824 to 1828 through his paintings – with an accompanying book published by Scala. In October 2010 I left London with my partner […]