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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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1 print : engraving ; platemark 35.3 x 46.2 cm
A perspective view of the Foundling Hospital, with emblematic figures. ; S. Vale delin. ; Grignion & Canot sculp
The draughtsman's name seems to be mis-spelt in the lettering
Not in B. Adams, London illustrated, London, 1983
B. Weinreb and C. Hibbert, The London encyclopaedia, London, 1983, p. 292
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.
Wellcome Library no. 36640i
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