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The Hospital of Bethlem [Bedlam] at Moorfields, London: seen from the north, with lunatics capering in the foreground. Coloured engraving by T. Bowles after J. Maurer.

Maurer, John, active 1713-1761.

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view The Hospital of Bethlem [Bedlam] at Moorfields, London: seen from the north, with lunatics capering in the foreground. Coloured engraving by T. Bowles after J. Maurer.

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Description

This is the second building of Bethlem Hospital [Bedlam], built in 1675-1676 in Moorfields, London. In 1814-1815 the hospital removed to St. George's Fields, Southwark, and the Moorfields building was subsequently demolished

Publication/Creation

London (at the Black Horse, in Cornhil) ; John Bowles.

Physical description

1 print : engraving, with watercolour ; image 23.5 x 40.8 cm

Lettering

The Hospital of Bethlehem. ; L'Hospital de fou. ; I. Maurer delin ; T. Bowles sculp. ; publishd according to act of Parliamt.

Publications note

Not in B. Adams, London illustrated, London, 1983

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 25616i

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  • English



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