Jacqueline Riding A major new biography of one of Britain's best-loved artists by Dr Jacqueline Riding: historian and art historian specialising in British history and art. Hogarth's work has come to define early-Georgian Britain; and it speaks to us with equal relevance today. Here, for the first time in over twenty years, Jacqueline Riding brings the artist - and his world - to vivid and detailed life. Following in his own footsteps, the book illuminates an ambitious self-made man, a philanthropist, satirist, devoted husband and an artist who aspired to the highest principles even while charting humanity's lowest vices. Former curator of the Palace of Westminster and Director of the Handel House Museum, she is an award-winning author of books such as Peterloo: The Story of the Manchester Massacre as well as a consultant for museums, galleries, historic buildings and feature films. She was the adviser on Mike Leigh's Mr Turner (2014), Peterloo (2018) and Wash Westmoreland's Colette (2018). Illustrated talk We would like to reassure you that Hexham Book Festival events will be delivered with your safety in mind, and in full accordance with Government guidelines available at the time. Booking for this event has now closed.