Hearing Hogarth 2: Quacks & Jacobites

Hearing Hogarth 2: Quacks & Jacobites

40 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AZ
09 Jun 2019
  • Talks
Explore the effects of venereal disease and quack medicines and the Jacobite Rebellion of ’45.

14.00 | Free with Museum admission

The second in our series of paired talks, a format designed to reflect the duality at the heart of Hogarth’s masterpiece, The March of the Guards to Finchley.

Tucked away in the corner of The March of the Guards, is an advertisement for Dr Rock’s cure for syphilis. Find out more about the impact of venereal disease and the quack medicines and cures available in the time of Hogarth from historian Kevin Brown. Dr Jacqueline Riding will talk about the Jacobite Rebellion of ’45, and the moment captured in the painting.

Kevin Brown is a historian, author and speaker. He is Trust Archivist and Fleming Museum Curator at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. He is the author, amongst other books, of The Pox: the Life and Death of a Very Social Disease (Sutton, 2006).

Dr Jacqueline Riding is a historian, art historian, author and curator. She is the author of several books including Jacobites: A New History of the ’45 Rebellion (Bloomsbury, 2016), a historical adviser, assisting on Mike Leigh’s films Mr Turner and Peterloo (Thin Man Films), and a curator, creating the Basic Instincts exhibition for the Foundling Museum in 2017.