Exhibition

Ladies of Quality & Distinction

21 Sep 2018 – 20 Jan 2019

Cost of entry

Adults £11, Concessions £8.25

The Foundling Museum

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • 59, 68, 91, 168, 188
  • Russell Square, King's Cross St Pancras
  • Euston, St Pancras International and King's Cross

Save Event: Ladies of Quality & Distinction

I've seen this

People who have saved this event:

close

We present a landmark exhibition highlighting the hidden stories of women in the Foundling Hospital’s history.

About

Marking 100 years of female suffrage, this landmark exhibition highlights the hidden stories of women in the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK’s first children’s charity. Discover portraits and stories of the 21 duchesses who in 1735, risking society’s disapproval, signed a petition to the King calling for the establishment of the institution. Displayed together for the first time, these paintings temporarily replace portraits of male governors that hang in the Museum’s Picture Gallery. Downstairs in the exhibition gallery, the lives of the remarkable women who supported the day-to-day running of the institution are brought to life.

Art form Toggle

Conversation

Have you been to this event? What do you think? Join the discussion here!
Remember, you can include links to your instagram pictures and to videos.