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“Harlots, Rakes and Crashing China” Lars Tharp Tuesday 08 October 2019

Hogarth brings pots, crocks and all manner of chinaware onto his stage as bitpart players in his social dramas. We delve into the stories, we reveal and even identify particular ceramics and show how Hogarth’s images themselves became sources for the ceramic workshops of Europe and China. You will look at Hogarth and ceramics with new eyes. 

Lars Tharp 

Lars is a Ceramics as well as a Hogarth specialist. Born in Copenhagen, he read Archaeology at Cambridge, was at Sothebys for sixteen years, and is today London's Foundling Museum's 'Hogarth Ambassador'.He is a regular lecturer and broadcaster. He has presented numerous programmes on TV and radio, and has contributed to ‘The Antiques Roadshow’ he writes on many subjects, is passionate about music and shares Archie (a black Labrador) with his wife and their two grown-up daughters.

This lecture is open to as many relatives, friends and neighbours as our members would like to invite.  There will be no charge for visitors, although any donations gratefully received.