Hogarth and Copyright - In focus display24. Sep - 5. Jan 14 / ends in 25 days The Foundling Museum
Free with Museum Admission
Hogarth and Copyright
Hogarth is commonly remembered as a great painter, engraver and satirist, but he was also a man with strong ideas about the nature of art and the place of the artist in society. This display explores Hogarth’s role in the passage of the 1735 Engravers’ Copyright Act, also known as “Hogarth’s Act”. The first law to protect artists’ rights over their work, it marked a fundamental shift in the development of what we now call “intellectual property”.
Be the the first leave an opinion