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Highlights: British Satirical Prints
Highlights: British Satirical Prints

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
1934 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN
Through January 16, 2007
For more information call 901.544.6200 or visit www.brooksmuseum.org

Highlights: British Satirical Prints
William Hogarth (English, 1697–1764), The Company of Undertakers. Line engraving and etching. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Jack Pigott, 2005.

Ranging from comic commentary on fashion to scathing political attacks, the exhibition includes works by some of the most celebrated artists of this genre; among them, William Hogarth (1697-1764), once paid a royal bribe not to depict King George III in compromising circumstances, and George Cruikshank (1792-1878), best known for his illustrations in the works of Charles Dickens. Many of the topics that received satirical treatment by these and others are still surprisingly relevant today. The 130 etchings and engravings are the recent gift of Jean Pigott and her husband, the late Dr. Jack Pigott.

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