William Hogarth’s Topographies

Detail of drawing by Hogarth, showing man in profile surrounded by a circular frame
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 12:00pm to Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 5:00pm

This online exhibition explores William Hogarth’s engagement with topography—an important, if lesser-known aspect of his art. Drawing primarily from the extensive collections of Hogarth’s graphic work at the Lewis Walpole Library and other Yale collections, Hogarth’s Topographies seeks to contribute to recent historiographic efforts that re-read Hogarth’s work in a more international perspective, which stresses the necessity of approaching the artist’s work in the light of a broader European and global context that resonates in his production.

Image: Detail from “John Smith, map and printseller,” Hogarth 749.00.00.02, Box 105, Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University