London Artists: The Four Williams

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The Sir Christopher Hatton

4 Leather Lane

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EC1N 7RA

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Learn about history with your friends over a pint after work! Our final History in the Pub event of the year.

As the announcement breaks that JMW Turner will be featured on our £20 notes and two major exhibitions have just opened to celebrate Blake and Hogarth, there isn't a better time to examine their lives. But we also remember the first native Londoner - Englishman even - to make it as a truly accomplished artist: William Dobson, whose work also featured at Tate Britain earlier this year. Coincidentally, all these men were Londoners named William.

This evening, four experts on these artists will give short talks on their lives and works.

Waldemar Januszczak on William Dobson (1611 - 1646).
Val Bott on William Hogarth (1697 - 1764)
Jon Newman on William Blake (1757 - 1827)
Catherine Parry-Wingfield on JMW (William) Turner (1775 - 1851)

++ PLUS ++ The usual speed quiz, prizes, open mic (time permitting) etc.

MC for the evening: Matt Brown

Val Bott MBE is an independent museum consultant and historian. She has been closely involved with Hogarth's House and the William Hogarth Trust for many years, including the current Mulberry Garden Project at the house.

Waldemar Januszczak is an art critic and television documentary producer and presenter. He has been the art critic for The Sunday Times since.1992, and has twice won the Critic of the Year award.

Jon Newman is an archivist who works in and writes about London. He is especially interested in artists and writers who have settled in or depicted South London and the significance of a sense of place to be found within their work. His Three South London Walks (2017) look at the lives of William Blake, James Whistler and John Ruskin through that particular filter.

Catherine Parry-Wingfield is a lecturer and teacher, specialising in the visual arts of the l8th and early l9th century. As chairman of the Turner's House Trust, she was instrumental in the restoration of the artist's former home in Twickenham.

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The Sir Christopher Hatton

4 Leather Lane

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EC1N 7RA

United Kingdom

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