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Thursday, November 10, 2011

From hussy to harlot in six easy steps

STEP ONE: WIlliam Hogarths A Harlots Progress depicts the downfall of a young girl arriving in London. English Professor Dr. Martine Brownley will lecture on Hogarth and his world tonight.
  • STEP ONE: WIlliam Hogarth's series of engravings "A Harlot's Progress" depicts the downfall of a young girl arriving in London. English Professor Dr. Martine Brownley will lecture on Hogarth and his world tonight.
A Harlot's Progress was 18th century English artist William Hogarth's first big hit. In a series of six narrative engravings, Hogarth depicted the downfall of a young girl newly-arrived to London from the countryside, beginning with a scene at the coach station and ending with her funeral. Emory University owns a complete set of the famous 1732 engravings in its permanent collection, and they are currently on display at the Carlos Museum through December 4.

Emory Professor of English Dr. Martine Brownley will lecture on The World of Hogarth tonight, Thursday, November 10, from 7:30-8-30 pm in the Reception Hall of the Carlos Museum.

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