To the Right Worshipfull W.m Benn Esq. Alderman, President . The Worsjipfull Rob.t Alsop Esq.r Alderman, Treasurer. Joseph Ayliffe Esq. Audito-General. and to the Hon.ble and Worshipfull the rest of the Governors of the Hospitals of Bridewell and Bethlem ~ This Plate is most Humbly Inscribed and Engraved by their Obedient Servant G. Vertue.
Engraving. 480 x 630mm, 19 x 24¾". Uncut sheet.
Edward VI granting Bridewell (a former palace) to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of London in 1553, to house homeless children and confine 'disorderly women'. On the far right is a self-portrait of Holbein, observing the ceremony.
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