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Dame Jacqueline Wilson (b.1945), DBE, FRSL

© the artist. Photo credit: Peter Stone / The Foundling Museum

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Jacqueline Wilson is an award-winning children’s author and former Children’s Laureate. In 2008, Wilson became one of the Foundling Museum’s first Foundling Fellows. For her Fellowship, Wilson wrote her first historical novel, 'Hetty Feather', about a nineteenth-century foundling girl growing up in the Foundling Hospital.

The portrait was commissioned as part of the Museum's year-long commemoration in 2018 of 100 years of female suffrage.

The Foundling Museum





oil on gesso panel


H 125 x W 95 cm

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commissioned and donated to the Foundling Museum by Dame Stephanie Shirley, 2019

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