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The changing face of childhood: A curator-led tour

This tour will guide you through Exeter’s fine art collection, focusing on the changing face of childhood and child iconography from the 17th to the 20th century. The tour will examine works by James Gandy, Richard Cosway and James Leakey.

Exeter’s Fine Art Collection: Childhood

Before the enlightenment, children in art appeared as miniature adults. Later Victorian works emphasised childhood innocence and romanticism. The changing face of childhood and child iconography, from the 17th to the 20th century, can be explored throughout this exhibition.