A Rake’s Progress by David Hockney

14 July – 30 December 2017

David Hockney is one of the most successful and widely recognised British artists of his generation, with a career that now spans 6 decades.

A Rake’s Progress was made following David Hockney’s first trip to New York in 1961, a visit that marked a transformation in Hockney’s personal and professional life.  Hockney’s prints revisit themes in English artist William Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress, an eighteen-century moral tale presented in a series of 8 engravings.

A Rake’s Progress was Hockney’s first major group of etchings.  Since then he has created more than 500 prints.  Accomplished in drawing, Hockney developed a natural talent for depiction in line on etching plates.  This series of 16 skillfully executed etching and aquatint prints draw on his experience as a visitor to New York in their narrative, featuring a semi-autobiographical character.

 

Further information
  • Open Mon-Sat 10.30am -4/5pm; open on Sundays from 22 July until 16 September
  • Admission: Adult £7 (without donation £6.35); Joint Gallery & Museum £9 (without donation £8.60); Friends, Patrons & Benefactors FREE; Young people up to the age of 16 and full-time students over 16 FREE; National Art Pass 50% Discount
  • Location: Abbot Hall, Kirkland, Kendal LA9 5AL
  • For more information please call 015394 722464

http://www.abbothall.org.uk/