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London in Four Months

Today in Art History we talked about Hogarth and also about neo-classicism. For the afternoon we went to the Foundling Museum. The Foundling Museum tells the story of the Foundling Hospital which was basically the first orphanage. Thomas Coram saw all the poverty in London and had an official charter to start the Foundling, along with Hogarth who was a big benefactor. He donated a lot of works to the museum, and encourages his artist friends to do the same. The museum has one of the best examples of an English Rococo room. Also while it is not at the original location of the Foundling Hospital they kept a lot of the same interiors including the banister.

The teacher I have had this week for art history is a man who has been an art dealer for Christie’s and Sotheby’s. He is what I would picture a British beatnik…

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