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Portraying Pregnancy

Art Foundling Museum , Bloomsbury Until Sunday April 26 2020
Portraying Pregnancy
Marcus Gheeraerts II 'Portrait of a Woman in Red' (1620) © Tate

Time Out says

Until birth control became widely available, women in Britain and Northern Europe often spent most of their adult lives pregnant and/or nursing a young infant (*shudders*). You'd expect, then, to see lots of preggers women in art of a certain age. Only you don't. Historic pictures of pregnancy are surprisingly rare and even modern ones (like that stunning photo of a heavily-pregnant Beyoncé) still cause shock and awe in equal measure. This fascinating exhibition at the Foundling Museum brings together historic and contemporary artworks, some showing pregnancy in all its bountiful glory and others that magicked out the prominent bumps of their wealthy sitters. 

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Venue name: Foundling Museum
Venue website: www.foundlingmuseum.org.uk
Address: 40 Brunswick Square
London
WC1N 1AZ
Transport: Tube: Russell Square
Price: Free

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