“A seaman, a composer and a painter, and the moving story of the charity they started 270 years ago. It is a recipe of art and care, which still looks after kids today. Coram, Handel, Hogarth, what’s not to love?”

Grayson Perry RA, artist and 2010 Hogarth Fellow

Coram, Handel, Hogarth
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The O'Neil Appeal

O'NEIL APPEAL - Help us raise money to purchase two iconic works for our Collection at justgiving.com/O-Neil-Appeal

Visit our JustGiving page to help secure Henry Nelson O’Neil’s painting, 'A Mother Depositing Her Child at the Foundling Hospital in Paris', and the Foundling Hospital Chapel Font

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Exploring the life and collection of Dr Richard Mead (1673-1754), one of the most eminent physicians, patrons, collectors and philanthropists of his day, this exhibition brings to light the Foundling Hospital's relationship with a truly remarkable individual.

The Generous Georgian: Dr Richard Mead

Dr Richard Mead (1673-1754) was one of the most eminent physicians, patrons, collectors and philanthropists of his day, as well as a...

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Britain's first home for abandoned children and London’s first public art gallery.

The Foundling Museum reveals the stories of the Foundling Hospital’s founder Thomas Coram, the artist William Hogarth and composer George Frideric Handel. It houses significant collections of eighteenth-century art, interiors, social history and music.

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