William Hogarth's and Thomas Rowlandson's world of 18th-century
women, where the gentler sex is not necessarily gentle and the fairer
sex does not always play fair. On display at the Charles Allis Art
Museum are thirty-one original engravings drawn from the University
of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Art History collection. In vibrant full color
and in cunning black and white, these biting prints treat all aspects
of London life-and women, of course, are in the thick of it all!
take place at the Charles Allis Art Museum. Admission to the exhibition
and all activities is FREE.
displayed in Engraving Their Place: Hogarth, Rowlandson and the
Women They Created were generously donated to the University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee by Les Gershan and his family. The curators
of this exhibition wish to thank them for sharing this beautiful
gift of wit and artistry. We would also like to express our appreciation
to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and to the UWM Art History
Department for lending these works, and to the Charles Allis Art
Museum for providing a magnificent venue for their display.
Flaig and M. Callan