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The British Lying-in Hospital, Holborn: the facade and an allegorical scene of charity. Engraving by J.S. Miller after himself.

Miller, John, 1715-1790?
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Description

This hospital was the oldest lying-in establishment in London, founded about 1749. It seems to have been replaced by a new building in 1849, which has now (1997) been demolished and the street renamed as Betterton Street

Publication/Creation

[London]

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; image 12.5 x 21.3 cm

Lettering

The British Lying-in Hospital for married women situated in Brownlow Street Long Acre, London. ; J. S. Miller inv. del. et sc.

Publications note

Not in B. Adams, London illustrated, London, 1983
James Wyatt Cook and Barbara Collier Cook, Man-midwife, male feminist: the life and tmes of George Macaulay, Ann Arbor 2004, pl. 8 (reproduced)

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 40016i

Lettering note

Lettering includes: "Explanation. A perspective view of the hospital, from whence a patient with her child is retiring, having receiv'd the benefits of the charity-other patients near their time, coming for admission - Providence superintending the charity and Britannia, who sits under reading the account of the hospital, attended by piety and plenty - Piety is offering incense for the success of the charity, Plenty her cornucopia for it's support."

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