Foundling Portraits Campaign
(Foundling Museum, 15 October 2021—22 February 2022)

Henry Grainger, The Foundling Portraits Campaign

Henry Grainger photographed in his house in Lancaster, for the Foundling Portraits Campaign (Foundling Museum, 15 October 2021—22 February 2022)

 

About the Foundling Museum:

 

"Over 200 years, the Hospital admitted approximately 25,000 children but until now, not one was represented in the Museum’s collection, making the children an absent presence and the portraits of the great and the good that line the gallery walls, a very ‘top down’ telling of history."

This historic museum was supported by eighteenth-century artists such as William Hogarth and composer George Frideric Handel. To celebrate the legacy of the artistic institution, the museum commissioned five exceptional photographers to each create a portrait of a former pupil of the Foundling Hospital: Jillian Edelstein, Mahtab Hussain, David Moore, Ingrid Pollard, and Wolfgang Tillmans.

Read more about the Foundling Portraits Campaign here.