Joseph Highmore, Pamela in the Bedroom with Mrs Jewkes and Mr B , 1743 to 44 © Tate, London 2015
Basic Instincts: Art, Women & Sexuality in the Eighteenth Century

Basic Instincts: Art, Women & Sexuality in the Eighteenth Century

40 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AZ
20 Nov 2017
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This symposium explores the depiction of women and sexuality in eighteenth-century culture

10:00-17:00 | Keynes Library, Birkbeck, University of London

Tickets £40, £30 concessions & Foundling Friends

Drawing on the themes of love, friendship, passion and violence in our exhibition Basic Instincts, this symposium uses the art of Joseph Highmore and his contemporaries to explore depictions of women and sexuality in eighteenth-century culture. Chaired by Dr Kate Retford, Head of Birkbeck’s Department of History of Art, the day includes a keynote talk by Highmore expert Dr Jacqueline Riding. Full programme to be announced.

Dr Jacqueline Riding specialises in Georgian history and art, with over twenty-five years’ experience working as a curator and consultant within a broad range of museums, galleries and historic buildings. From 1993–9 she was Assistant Curator of the Palace of Westminster and later founding Director of the Handel House Museum, London (now Handel/Hendrix). She has published widely on early Georgian art and history, including her major book Jacobites: A New History of the ’45 Rebellion (Bloomsbury, 2016) and to coincide with this exhibition, Basic Instincts: Love, Passion and Violence in the Art of Joseph Highmore (Paul Holberton publishing, 2017).

The Foundling Museum is a registered charity and all income from ticket sales supports our work

 

Image: Joseph Highmore, Pamela in the Bedroom with Mrs Jewkes and Mr B , 1743 to 44 © Tate, London 2015