The Fallen Woman

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This exhibition brings together paintings, drawings and newspaper illustrations depicting the Victorian women who campaigned for the Foundling Hospital to take their illegitimate babies into care. Works by popular nineteenth-century artists including Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Richard Redgrave and George Frederic Watts are included, shedding light on the way 'fallen' women were understood and mythologised at a time when sexual respectability was highly valued. The show has been funded through Art Happens, a crowd funding platform for the UK's museum sector, with the Founding Museum raising more than £25,000 to bring it to fruition.



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