As we explore content for the new Lee Kai Hung Gallery of Chinese Culture @McrMuseum #MMChina opening in 2021 we are really interested in reproducing some of Hogarth’s sketches – many of which capture the dignity of Chinese people in everyday scenes – to help stimulate a sense of empathy in our visitors and so build understanding between different peoples and cultures. Last week in my capacity as a recipient of a Headley Trust Fellowship with the Art Fund @artfund I consulted the Paul Hogarth archive at Manchester Metropolitan University. This has some correspondence from the time and cards and publicity material for the exhibition at the Leicester galleries in London. So it was great to see this blog and reproductions of some of Hogarth’s works in China.
Looking at China by Paul Hogarth