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Jacqueline Riding

Dr Jacqueline Riding specialises in British history and art of the long eighteenth century. She was Assistant Curator of the Palace of Westminster, Director of the Handel House Museum and is now an author, tutor (OUDCE), and consultant for historic buildings (Wilton’s Music Hall, HRP), museums/galleries (Tate) and film. She was the art/historical adviser on Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner (2014) and Peterloo (2018), curator of the exhibition Basic Instincts (Sept 2017 - Jan 2018) and script writer/adviser for Hogarth and The Art of Noise (2019) both at the Foundling Museum. She is currently writing a biography of William Hogarth (Profile 2021). In March 2019 she was awarded a Paul Mellon Centre for the Studies in British Art Fellowship to work on her exhibition and book, Hogarth & the Jacobites (January 2021). Jacqueline is an Honorary Research Fellow, School of Arts, Birkbeck College; a fellow of The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Clore Leadership Programme, and Stanford Business School; a trustee of the Jacobite Studies Trust and Turner’s House Trust; and co-Senior Editor with Professor Daniel Szechi on the series Jacobite Studies (Manchester University Press).



William Hogarth (Profile 2021)
Hogarth & the Jacobites (tbc 2021)
Peterloo: The Story of the Manchester Massacre (Head of Zeus 2018, paperback 2019)
Basic Instincts: Love, Passion and Violence in the Art of Joseph Highmore (Paul Holberton Publishing 2017)
Jacobites: A New History of the ’45 Rebellion (Bloomsbury Publishing 2016, paperback 2017)
Co-editor, Houses of Parliament: History, Art, Architecture (Merrell 2000)


‘The Rewards of Virtue: Hogarth’s The Happy Marriage’ in D. Bindman ed., Hogarth: Place and Progress (Sir John Soane’s Museum 2019).
‘‘His little hour of royalty’: The Stuart Court at Holyroodhouse in 1745’ in D. Forsyth ed., Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites (National Museum of Scotland 2017)
‘Artistic connections between Dublin and London in the early-Georgian period: James Latham and Joseph Highmore’ in C. Pegum, B. Rooney eds., Irish Fine Art in the Early Modern Period (Irish Academic Press 2016)
‘A Session of Painters: Succession, Legacy and the prospects for British portraiture after Sir Godfrey Kneller’ in M. Hallett, M. Myrone eds., Court, Country, City: British Art & Architecture 1660-1735 (Paul Mellon Centre/Yale 2016)
‘From Bosworth Field to Finchley Common: Britain, Hogarth and the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion’ in S. Parissien ed., Celebrating Britain: Canaletto, Hogarth and Patriotism (Paul Holberton Publishing 2015)
‘His Constant Penelope: Epic tales and domestic narratives in the George III Coverlet’ in S. Prichard ed., British Quilts: 1700-2010 (Victoria & Albert Museum 2010)


‘An Englishman in Paris: Joseph Highmore at the Académie Royale’ in H. Williams ed., Journal18 (Louvre Local edition), October 2016

‘‘The mere relation of the sufferings of others’: Joseph Highmore, History Painting and the Foundling Hospital’ in Art History (Journal of the Association for Art History 2012)