A View of the Foundling Hospital...Vue d'Hopital des Enfans Trouves.
Original hand coloured etching and engraving, 170 x 275mm. 6¾ x 10¾". Crease just into plate upper left.
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.' On laid paper from the plate engraved by Nathaniel Parr (fl.1723 - 1760) after Louis Philippe Boitard (1733 - 1767; fl.) in 1753. Numbered '4.' upper right.
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