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Hogarth's seedy London

Duration: 01:57

Sir Kenneth Clark on William Hogarth's gift of narrative invention for 18th century London. He showed a society split into two, choosing to depict the underlings of urban society rather than the modest country gentlemen more popular with his contemporary painters

Available since: Fri 17 Jun 2011


Kenneth Clark
Michael Gill
Ann Turner
Michael Gill
Peter Montagnon

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Civilisation The Smile of Reason

10/13 A look at the beginnings of revolutionary politics in the 18th century with Kenneth Clark.

First broadcast: 27 Apr 1969

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