From Hogarth to Hodgkin: Our Best Prints | Events at The Victoria Art Gallery

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For Jack, Hodgkin, 2005

From Hogarth to Hodgkin: Our Best Prints

This wonderful exhibition showcases the best of our print collection. You’ll be able to see the diversity of our prints, with works on display spanning 700 years.

Before industrial techniques came along in the 19th century, artists could only make prints in limited quantities. Yet the process enabled them to reach a wider audience than with paintings. Connoisseurs collected them with enthusiasm bordering on mania. In today’s image-saturated world, it is hard to appreciate how precious prints would have seemed in the past.

Created by dozens of different artists and with a cornucopia of subjects, including landscape, satire, portraiture and views of Georgian Bath, there will be something here to please all art lovers. From Hogarth to Hodgkin features prints by old masters such as Cranach and Durer, but brings the story right up to the present day, with works by Grayson Perry, Cornelia Parker and Paula Rego.