Arts Derbyshire


Could you help us bring Hogarth to Derby?

With major funding already secured, we are appealing for your help to raise the final funds needed to bring a world-class exhibition of William Hogarth’s works to Derby.

The exhibition will focus on Hogarth’s response to the threat of Jacobite rebellion, in particular the Jacobite Rising of 1745; a pivotal moment in the history of our city and nationally, remembered by ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’s’ retreat to Scotland upon reaching Derby.

It will bring together around 60 objects from 13 collections, including loans from the National Portrait Gallery, The Foundling Museum and National Galleries of Scotland. The exhibition will include pieces such as The March of the Guards to Finchley (The Foundling Museum), Marriage A-la-Mode and The Shrimp Girl (National Gallery), and The Beggar’s Opera (Birmingham Museums), amongst others.

With your help we can bring these prestigious loans to Derby to create a world-class exhibition that will further elevate the city’s position as an unmissable place to visit. As the exhibition will reveal, his vibrant images, rich in social and political commentary and exploring themes such as British identity, monarchy, and the state of the union, continue to resonate to this day.

At a time of rising living costs, it is more important than ever that we continue to bring free admission exhibitions of this calibre to Derby, supporting the local economy of our city and providing cultural opportunities of outstanding quality for our visitors and supporters.

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