In the eighteenth century, Britain and its colonial possessions found a bedrock of moral lessons in the engravings of William Hogarth. Hogarth provided satirical imagery attacking the foibles of society while promoting a vision of a more wholesome society. Indeed, in the American colonies, Hogarth’s engraving vied with Biblical stories to instill profound moral lessons to the aspiring middle classes. This lecture will explore many of those explicit and implicit messages in Hogarth’s engravings and provide them an ethical and aesthetic context.
Presented by Simon P. Sibelman, PhD, professor emeritus of French and Holocaust Studies, University of Wisconsin and Appalachian State University, and former Executive Director of the Virginia Holocaust Museum
The audience is invited to bring a lunch to enjoy during the program.
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