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 

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