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Short talk - William Hogarth, David Garrick and his Wife

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The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA
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  • The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
  • Thursday, 14 Aug 2014
  • 12:00 and 15:00

Free Short Talk with an exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass. William Hogarth's exceptional portrait of the greatest actor of the age, David Garrick, reveals as much about the painter as the sitter. Both men decried the pretensions of the self-appointed men of 'Taste'; one introducing a new realism into his Shakespearean roles, the other giving portraiture a down-to-earth humanity. This talk by Richard Williams, Learning Curator, will explore the rich layers of meaning in this painting in which there is quite literally more than meets the eye.

Relates to the The First Georgians: Art & Monarchy 1714-1760 exhibition at The Queen's Gallery, London, 2014.