Angela Tabor discovers the winter exhibitions you won’t be able to take your eyes off
24 January-26 April
The Foundling Museum in Bloomsbury is presenting the first major exhibition to explore the representations of the pregnant female body through artworks from the past 500 years. Portraying Pregnancy brings together images of women who are depicted at a time when they were with child, whether visibly or not. Paintings, prints, objects and clothing from the 15th century to the present day are brought together to explore the different ways pregnancy was, or was not, represented. Highlights include William Hogarth’s celebrated painting, The March of the Guards to Finchley, 1750, which features a heavily pregnant woman at its centre (below).
The Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, WC1N 1AZ | 020 7841 3600