Behold two RoseBuds, look on these pure Gems,...And Orphans' Tongues are lisping of her Praise.
Stannard & Dixon, 7, Poland St [n.d., c.1850].
Lithograph, sheet 360 x 260mm. 14¼ x 10½". Repaired tear into inscription.
Two young orphaned children, the older holding a card inscribed 'to the Orphan's Friend'. The younger child holds a hoop and stick. The verse below in two columns seems to be in praise of Queen Victoria and her encouragement of philanthropic schemes to help orphans during the early years of her reign.
[Ref: 10262] £160.00