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The Foundling Hospital, Holborn, London: a perspective view looking north-west at the main building, happy children dancing round a statue of Flora [?]. Engraving by C. Grignion and P. C. Canot after S. Wale, 1749.
- Wale, Samuel, -1786.
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1 print : engraving ; image 8.4 x 14.2 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 on the print
Not in B. Adams, London illustrated, London, 1983
Lettering continues with verse: Myriads of proselites sustain thy cause / Throng to thy altars and obey thy laws; / From hence, fair Venus, spring those sweet supplys / To fill the mansions which to thee arise. / These mansions rais'd by patrons kind & great, / Where babes deserted find a safe retreat. / Tho Frenchmen sneer; their boasted first design, / Brittish benevolence shall far outshine. ; To his Grace John Duke of Bedford, this plate is humbly inscrib'd by his Graces most dutiful and obedient servant Margrett Granville.
Wellcome Library no. 36639i