Christine Riding

The paintings of Four Times of the Day (clockwise from top left: Morning, Noon, Night, and Evening)

Christine Riding looks at William Hogarth’s particular view of the street life of 18th-century London, and at what his interpretation presents in comparison with the artistic offerings of his Continental competitors.

The Raft of the Medusa

British reaction to the French tragedy at sea immortalised in Géricault’s masterpiece The Raft of the Medusa.