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Joseph Watson, and the Asylum for the deaf and dumb, Camberwell, in which he taught. Engraving.

Taylor, George, deaf engraver.
Date
[between 1800 and 1899]

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The Deaf and Dumb Asylum was founded at Fort Place, Bermondsey in 1792 by the Rev. John Townsend. In 1807-1809 new, larger, premises were constructed in Kent Road (later the Old Kent Road) to the designs of Thomas Swithin (Gentleman's Magazine 1807, ii, 678) The first teacher was Joseph Watson, who is portrayed here: his book Instruction of the deaf and dumb appeared in 1809 A stipple engraving of Joseph Watson, with etched border. Above his portrait, the eye of god (a masonic motif?), and below, a view of the asylum, both engraved

Publication/Creation

[London] (86 Fenchurch St.t) : [publisher not identified], [between 1800 and 1899]

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; platemark 16.5 x 12.8 cm

Lettering

Joseph Watson, L.L.D. (Teacher) George Taylor fecit (late a pupil)

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 601064i

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  • English


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