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The Hospital of Bethlem [Bedlam] at Moorfields, London: seen from the south, with three people in the foreground. Etching by J. T. Smith after himself, 1814.

  • Smith, John Thomas, 1766-1833.
Date
15 September 1814
Reference
25640i
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Description

A bill-poster, far left, is adding to the considerable amount of information on the side wall of Bedlam. Among many names written or scratched on the wall are those of Blucher, the Prussian general, ally of the Duke of Wellington; Kean, the actor; Johanna Southcott, the prophetess; Giardelli; and Young. There are three pictures of balloons, presumably advertising those which made ascents from Artillery Fields, the northern part of Moorfields

Publication/Creation

London (No. 18, Gt. Mays Buildings, St. Martins Lane) : J. T. Smith, 15 September 1814.

Physical description

1 print : etching ; image 27.5 x 23 cm

Lettering

Public architecture. ; South-west view of Bethlem Hospital and London Wall. ; Drawn and etched by J. T. Smith ; Drawn in August 1814

References note

B. Adams, London illustrated, London, 1983, number 115/17 [p.265]

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 25640i

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