Children: Lost and Found was an exhibition of works by Jessops Farm Studio artists responding to the plight of children in history and now, with particular focus on the history of the Foundling Hospital in the eighteenth century and the current Eden Valley Museum Exhibition.
From 14 - 29 March This was closed after opining for 2 days due to Covid-19.
Thomas Coram established the Foundling Hospital in 1739 to care for and educate abandoned children. From 1741 to 1954, 25,000 children were supported. Branch hospitals were needed as demand grew. Westerham (Chartwell) was the fourth of these and many babies were put to nurse with local families, where they stayed until their seventh year. Artists like William Hogarth and Handel supported the Hospital at the start. Over centuries, artists have continued to document the plight of children.
Below are the pieces I had exhibited.