Hogarth's Children - Special Offer Price - was £4.99 now £2.50
William Hogarth is most frequently associated with incisive social satire as seen in works such as his Rakes Progress, and his devotion to the Foundling Hospital may seem surprising. This exhibition examined the little known charitable aspect of Hogarth's character.
Hogarth was involved as a Governor of the Foundling Hospital from the beginning. He served as an active member of the Court of Governors as well as of the General Committee. He supported the Hospital by designing the children's uniforms and the Foundling Hospital seal, acting as a foster parent for foundlings and even volunteering to inspect the conditions of the homes of wetnurses hired by the institution.
Hogarth's Children provides further insight into the motivations and passions of a dynamic and remarkable man.
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