Drawing on Childhood

Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, London

Event location:
The Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square
When:Event passed!
It was on
Fri 22nd Jan 2016 to
Sun 1st May 2016

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Where:Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AZ
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 - 17:00, Sunday, 11:00 - 17:00, Monday closed
Admission:Free with Museum admission
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About the event

Drawing on Childhood brings together the work of major illustrators from the eighteenth-century to the present day, who have created powerful images of characters in fiction who are orphaned, adopted, fostered or found. The exhibition displays original drawings, first editions and special illustrated editions and considers how illustrators of different generations have chosen key moments in stories from European folklore and fiction to bring these child heroes to life.

Major illustrators and artists whose work is on display include Quentin Blake, George Cruikshank, Nancy Ekholm Burkett, David Hockney, Phiz (Hablot Knight Browne), Arthur Rackham, Thomas Rowlandson, Nick Sharratt and Stref. To accompany the loaned works, the contemporary artists Pablo Bronstein, Chris Haughton and Posy Simmonds have been invited to produce a new illustration for Henry Fielding’s novel The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling, first published in 1749.

Official Link: http://foundlingmuseum.org.uk/events/drawing-on-childhood/

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