[A perspective view of the Foundling Hospital, with emblematic figures][Myriads of Proselites sustain thy Cause / Throng to thy Altars and obey thy Laws...]
[Published 14th of April 1749 according to Act of Parliament]
Engraving, 18th century watermark; sheet 285 x 330mm (11¼ x 13"). Trimmed to image, losing text.
Romanticised view of the Foundling Hospital, established in 1739 in Bloomsbury, London, showing foundlings playing outside the hospital gates, surounded by philanthropic benefactors. The sheet originally had eight lines of verse below, since trimmed.
[Ref: 38685] £160.00