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The Foundling Hospital: Captain Coram and several children, the latter carrying implements of work, a church and ships in the distance. Engraving by F. M. La Cave after W. Hogarth, 1739.

  • Hogarth, William, 1697-1764.
Date
1739
Reference
38278i
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Description

Coram is shown carrying the Royal Charter, granted in 1739, under his arm. Hogarth made the original drawing for this print which was used to head the subscription roll of the hospital

Publication/Creation

[London]

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; image 11.2 x 21 cm

Lettering

W. Hogarth inv: ; F. Morellon La Cave sculp London.

References note

R. Paulson, Hogarth, his life, his art, and times, New Haven & London, 1971, II, p.38 reproduction of the drawing
R. Paulson, Hogarth's graphic work, London, 1989, p.189

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 38278i

Type/Technique

Languages

  • English


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