A View of the Foundling Hospital.Vue d'Hopital des Enfants Trouves.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament. London Printed for R. Sayer Map and Printseller facing Fetter Lane Fleet Street [n.d., c.1770].
Etching on coarse laid paper, early state, 170 x 275mm. 6¾ x 10¾". Very thin margins; a fine impression.
The Foundling Hospital was founded in 1739 in London, north of Great Ormond Street and west of Gray's Inn Lane, by the philanthropic sea captain Thomas Coram. It was a children's home established for the 'education and maintenance of exposed and deserted young children.' The plate engraved by Nathaniel Parr (fl.1723 - 1760) after Louis Philippe Boitard (1733 - 1767; fl.) in 1753.
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