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Portraying PregnancyThe Foundling Museum presents the first major exhibition to explore the pregnant female body through portraits from the past 500 years. A highlight of Portraying Pregnancy - and the earliest portrait in the exhibition - is Hans Holbein II's drawing of Sir Thomas More's daughter, Cicely Heron, created in the 1520s. All aspects of being 'with child' are examined from the 16th century right up to the present day when Beyonce posted her photo, showing her pregnant with twins, on Instagram in 2017. It became the most liked Instagram post of that year. Religious iconography, Pre-Raphaelite realism and pregnancy being 'airbrushed out' of portraits all feature as does the watershed moment in 1991 when Annie Leibovitz's photo of Demi Moore, naked and seven months pregnant, appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine.

 

About The Foundling Museum

The Foundling Museum is one of London's real hidden treasures. Originally established in 1739 as a hospital which looked after abandoned children, the museum now tells their story. Using oral testimony, original artefacts and photographs, their history is explored and compared to the lives of contemporary children. More about The Foundling Museum

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Portraying Pregnancy  Chantal Joffe, Self-Portrait Pregnant II, 2004 © Chantal Joffe Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London/ Venice  

   
Portraying Pregnancy - Chantal Joffe, Self-Portrait Pregnant II, 2004 © Chantal Joffe Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London/ Venice

Portraying Pregnancy Chantal Joffe, Self-Portrait Pregnant II, 2004 © Chantal Joffe Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London/ Venice 


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Portraying PregnancyPortraying PregnancyPortraying PregnancyThe Foundling Museum presents the first major exhibition to explore the pregnant female body through portraits from the past 500 years. A highlight of Portraying Pregnancy - and the earliest portrait in the exhibition - is Hans Holbein II's drawing of Sir Thomas More's daughter, Cicely Heron, created in the 1520s. All aspects of being 'with child' 2020-02-23T00:00:00+00002020-04-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Foundling Museum, 40  Brunswick Square      WC1N 1AZ
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PRICING  £13.20 (Adults), £9.90 (Concessions) with donation
DATES  24th January to 26th April 2020
VENUE  The Foundling Museum 
The Foundling Museum presents the first major exhibition to explore the pregnant female body through portraits from the past 500 years. A highlight of Portraying Pregnancy - and the earliest portrait in the exhibition - is Hans Holbein II's drawing of Sir Thomas More's daughter, Cicely Heron, created in the 1520s. All aspects of being 'with child' ... More about this event
 
Bach To Baby Family ConcertBach To Baby Family Concert2020-03-12T10:30:00+00002020-03-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Foundling Museum, 40  Brunswick Square      WC1N 1AZ
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