Hogarth in the frame

2 November 2006 by Dawn

18th century painter and social satirist William Hogarth is portrayed by Toby Jones in tonight’s Channel 4 drama ‘A Harlot’s Progress’.


The one-off production examines Hogarth’s relationship with prostitute Mary Collins. Hogarth famously lifted the lid on the Georgian vice scene and depicted a grittier side of 18th century life.


David Garrick as Richard III

Hogarth moved in theatrical circles and sought out the colourful side of Georgian England


Hogarth’s theatrical portrait of actor David Garrick as Richard III can be seen in the 18th century gallery at the Walker. A Harlot’s Progress is broadcast tonight on Channel 4 at 9pm.  

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