Friday 17 February 2023
The Foundling Museum acquires
The Foundling Museum have acquired Joyful News by represented artist Nicola Bealing.
The 18th-century ballad 'Joyful News for Bachelors and Maids' poked fun at the Foundling Hospital, suggesting it would encourage promiscuity. Bealing took inspiration from this bawdy song for the painting, now on display at the museum.