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British art tour: The wonderful everyday

Watch Christine Riding, Head of Curatorial, give an online tour of highlights from the British collection.

  • 35-minute film
  • Watch on-demand for £5
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A celebration of everyday life

Filmed from the Gallery, Christine looks at how British artists in the 18th and 19th centuries celebrated everyday life, whether at home, in the street, or in the countryside.

The tour includes some of our best-loved paintings, including 'Whistlejacket' and 'The Hay Wain', giving you a chance to see them up close, from the comfort of your home.

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Christine Riding

Christine Riding is the Jacob Rothschild Head of the Curatorial Department and Curator of British Paintings at the National Gallery. Before joining the Gallery, she was Head of Arts and Curator of the Queen's House at Royal Museums Greenwich (2011–18), where she curated the 'Turner and the Sea' exhibition (2013). From 1999 to 2011, she was Curator of 18th- and 19th-Century British Art at Tate.

Image: Christine Riding

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