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Hogarth : Harlots, Rakes and Crashing China - NOW CANCELLED Lars Tharp Thursday 28 May 2020

Hogarth brings pots, crocks and all manner of chinaware onto his stage as bit-part players in his social dramas. Lars Tharp, veteran of The Antiques Roadshow, will delve into the stories, reveal and even identify particular ceramics and show how Hogarth's images themselves became sources for the ceramic workshops of Eurooe and China.

Lars is a Ceramacist as well as a Hogarth specialist. Most of his current talks focus of the European and the East-West China trade and the material world of the 17th and 18th centuries. He is a regular lecturer and broadcaster and leads occasional tours to China. Born in Copenhagen, he read Archealogy at Cambridge, was at Sotheby's for sixteen years, and is today London's Foundling Museum's 'Hogarth Ambassador'. He holds an Honorary Doctorate in Art, is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and sits on the court of The Company of Weavers, London's oldest guild.

He has serves twice on the Art Fund's Annual Prize to Museums and Galleries. He has presented numerous programmes on TV and radio, he writes on many subjects, is passionate about music and shares Archie (a black Labrador) with his wife and their two grown-up daughters.