Not by Hogarth?

October 24 2016

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Picture: NGA

The Sunday Times reports that a painting of the Beggar's Opera in the National Gallery of Art in Washington (above) will be demoted from being by Hogarth in a forthcoming catalogue raisonné. Elizabeth Einberg, who is writing the catalogue for the Paul Mellon Centre in London, is not convinced by the painting, and nor is Hogarth scholar Robin Simon. You can zoom in on the painting here and have a look for yourself. It was previously thought to be one of four versions of the same subject. Another is here at Tate, and another here at Birmingham Museums Trust. 

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