This talk by Miriam Al Jamil will compare representations of children in Francis Hayman’s supper-box paintings at Vauxhall Gardens and those designed for the edification of the polite spectator at the Foundling Hospital. The variety of images served different purposes but the vulnerability of childhood in the eighteenth century is a theme that unites them all.
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