Rotunda & New Rooms, Dublin.
London, Publish'd Dec.r 1795.
Aquatint with very large margins. Plate 312 x 430mm (12¼ x 17"). Repaired tears, some extending inside platemark; several nicks cut out of margins; laid on conservation tissue.
The Rotunda Hospital, one of the three main maternity hospitals in Dublin. It was originally known as "The Dublin Lying-in-Hospital" and was founded in 1745 by Bartholomew Mosse, a surgeon and male-midwife, who was appalled at the conditions that pregnant mothers had to endure at the time. The design of the hospital's main building was undertaken by the renowned architect Richard Cassels, who was also responsible for Lenister House, Russborough House and Powerscourt House.
Abbey Scenery: 473.16; Bonar-Law 2.(i)
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