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Basic Instincts: Paintings by Joseph Highmore

Friday 29 September 2017 – Sunday 07 January 2018

Exhibition exploring Georgian attitudes to love, desire and female respectability through the paintings of Joseph Highmore (1692-1780). Highmore was a highly successful portrait painter. He became Governor of London’s Foundling Hospital and during the 1740s his art shifted radically to reflect his engagement with the work of the Hospital and its mission to support desperate and abused women.

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Foundling Museum
40 Brunswick Square
London WC1N 1AZ
phone 020 7841 3600
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Foundling Hospital | Samuel Richardson