18th century painter and social satirist William Hogarth is portrayed by Toby Jones in tonight’s Channel 4 drama ‘A Harlot’s Progress’.
The one-off production examines Hogarth’s relationship with prostitute Mary Collins. Hogarth famously lifted the lid on the Georgian vice scene and depicted a grittier side of 18th century life.
Hogarth’s theatrical portrait of actor David Garrick as Richard III can be seen in the 18th century gallery at the Walker. A Harlot’s Progress is broadcast tonight on Channel 4 at 9pm.