Story of the Arts

Throughout its history, the story of Coram, has inspired art and artists alike.

Ceramic reliquary by Grayson Perry

The artist,William Hogarth had a long association with the Hospital and was a founding governor. 

The composer George Frideric Handel also supported the Hospital's charitable work by giving benefit performances of his popular work in the chapel.

Several characters in Charles Dickens's work were inspired by his involvement with the Hospital. 

More recently, artists including Tracey Emin, Grayson Perry and Cornelia Parker have created work that was inspired by stories of foundling loss and separation.

Writers, such as Jacqueline Wilson, Jamila Gavin and Lemn Sissay, have also based some of their work on foundling stories.

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