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Hogarth in London

 


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Southwark Fair by William Hogarth
Southwark Fair by William Hogarth

More than twenty of William Hogarth's engravings, including the work "Southwark Fair".

"Southwark Fair" (1733) depicts a frenzied scene of street entertainers, theatrical troops, puppet shows and carnival characters in an area near the church of St George the Martyr in Borough High Street.

It is one of Hogarth's most admired works, alongside "Gin Lane" which also depicts the harsh and chaotic realities of London life.

The exhibition explores the more grisly side of London in the 1700s using Hogarth's engravings plus objects and textiles from the museum's collection. Visitors are encouraged to unravel the secrets behind the artworks by taking part in activities and trails at the museum.

Where

Cuming Museum
151 Walworth Road, London, SE17 1RS
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