South Sea House. Dividend Hall.
London. Pub. Feb 1, 1810 at R. Ackermann’s Repository of Arts 101, Strand.
Coloured aquatint. 225 x 270mm. 9¾ x 10½".
The Foundling Hospital in Guildford Street. It was founded in 1742 by Captain Thomas Coram, whose friends included William Hogarth (later a governor of the institution) and Handel (who donated an organ to the chapel and gave performances of the 'Messiah' on it, raising £7,000). Published in Ackermann's famous work, the 'Microcosm of London', the figures were drawn by the famous caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson and the architecture by Augustus Pugin.
Abbey, Scenery: 212.
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