From Hogarth to Daumier: Satirical Prints in the Benton’s Collection, 1720-1848
August 30 – October 14, 2018
Reception: Thursday, September 6, 4:30 – 7:00 pm
Caricature and graphic satire flourished in Western Europe during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, when widespread social change and tumultuous political events inspired new forms of humorous printmaking. This exhibition samples satirical printmaking’s golden age with works by William Hogarth, James Gillray, Thomas Rowlandson, Francisco Goya, J. J. Grandville, and Honoré Daumier.
Image Credit: William Hogarth, The Four Times of Day: Night (1738), Etching and engraving. Collection of The William Benton Museum of Art, Robert S. and Naomi C. Dennison Fund for Acquisition.