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The Foundling Hospital, Holborn, London: a perspective view looking north-east at the main building, with penitent mothers arriving beside a statue of fortune. Engraving by C. Grignion and P. C. Canot after S. Wale, 1749.

  • Wale, Samuel, -1786.
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view The Foundling Hospital, Holborn, London: a perspective view looking north-east at the main building, with penitent mothers arriving beside a statue of fortune. Engraving by C. Grignion and P. C. Canot after S. Wale, 1749.

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Credit: The Foundling Hospital, Holborn, London: a perspective view looking north-east at the main building, with penitent mothers arriving beside a statue of fortune. Engraving by C. Grignion and P. C. Canot after S. Wale, 1749. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark

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Publication/Creation

[London]

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; platemark 35.3 x 46.2 cm

Lettering

A perspective view of the Foundling Hospital, with emblematic figures. ; S. Vale delin. ; Grignion & Canot sculp

Creator/production credits

The draughtsman's name seems to be mis-spelt in the lettering

References note

Not in B. Adams, London illustrated, London, 1983
B. Weinreb and C. Hibbert, The London encyclopaedia, London, 1983, p. 292

Lettering note

Lettering continues with verses: Thro' various wilds and scenes by fortune tost / Few share her smiles, whilst multitudes are lost: / All own her power, the lowly and the great, / But to conduct the slighted orphans fate. / See where the pious guardians publick care / Protects the babe and calms the mothers fear / Inspired by bounty, raises blest retreats / Which fortune dooms, but charity compleats. ; To his Grace John Duke of Bedford; this plate is humbly inscrib'd ; by his Grace's most dutiful and obedient servant Margrett Granville.

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Wellcome Library no. 36640i

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  • English


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  • mounted impression

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