barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


What is an Old Master Drawing?

LUNCHTIME LECTURE

Old Master drawings are the prized possessions of innumerable museums and art collections – testimony to the immense enthusiasm of British collectors. Dr David Hemsoll, of the University’s Art History, Curating and Visual Studies Department, considers why these drawings were originally produced, and why they are so valued today.

William Hogarth (1697-1764)

Night (from the sequence 'The Four Times of the Day')

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William Hogarth (1697-1764)

Evening (third in the sequence from 'The Four Times of the Day')

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William Hogarth (1697-1764)

Noon (second in sequence from 'The Four Times of the Day')

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William Hogarth (1697-1764)

Morning (first in the sequence from 'The Four Times of the Day')

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