William Hogarth and the Middle Class Vantage Point | Michael Carignan

September 21, 2015 2:41 pm
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William Hogarth remains a fixture in both academic and popular discussions of art and life in Georgian England. The six-plate series we display, Marriage à la Mode, is the center-piece of a discussion of a new sort of story-telling technique that Hogarth developed, its connection to the rise of the novel, and Associate Professor of History Michael Carignan’s theory that these works represent a new, middle-class vantage-point (figurative and literal) from which to make sense of the world.  The discussion also features other Hogarth works, Beer Street-Gin Lane, and The Apprentice’s Tale.