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John Pounds, late of St Mary Street Portsmouth.
John Pounds, late of St Mary Street Portsmouth. who while making an honest substance by Mending Shoes was also School-Master, Gratuitouslyly, to some hundreds of the Childeren of his poor Neighbours. Born 17 June 1766 _ Died 1 January 1839, Aged 72.
Drawn on Stone by W. Mitchell, from the Original Painting by H.S. Sheaf, in the possession of E. Carter Esq.r.
Printed & Published by W.H. Charpentier, Artists' Repository 50, High Street, Portsmouth. [n.d., 1839.]
Fine & rare coloured lithograph. Sheet 435 x 315mm (17 x 12½"). Trimmed to image. Some distortion and toning to the page.
Apprenticed as a shipwright in the Portsmouth dockyard, Pounds was still a teenager when he fell into a dry dock, leaving him with permanent, crippling injuries. He became a cobbler, but while he worked he would give the poor and homeless children the basics of education. He would entice them in with hot baked potatoes, sometimes having as many as 40 children in his fourteen by eighteen feet workshop, as illustrated here. Thomas Guthrie (often credited with the creation of Ragged Schools) wrote his 'Plea for Ragged Schools' in 1847, proclaiming John Pounds as the originator of the idea. The 'Gentleman's Magazine' obituary of Pounds was published in February 1840, in which this print was described.
See Ref: 46400 for uncoloured version.
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John Pounds, late of St Mary Street Portsmouth,
John Pounds, late of St Mary Street Portsmouth, who while making an honest substance by Mending Shoes was also School-Master, Gratuitouslyly, to some hundreds of the Childeren of his poor Neighbours. Born 17 June 1766 _ Died 1 January 1839, Aged 72.
Drawn on Stone by W. Mitchell, from the Original Painting by H.S. Sheaf, in the possession of E. Carter Esq.r.
Printed & Published by W.H. Charpentier, Artists' Repository 50, High Street, Portsmouth. [n.d., 1839.]
Lithograph. Sheet 435 x 315mm (17 x 12½"). Trimmed to image at top.
Apprenticed as a shipwright in the Portsmouth dockyard, Pounds was still a teenager when he fell into a dry dock, leaving him with permanent, crippling injuries. He became a cobbler, but while he worked he would give the poor and homeless children the basics of education. He would entice them in with hot baked potatoes, sometimes having as many as 40 children in his fourteen by eighteen feet workshop, as illustrated here. Thomas Guthrie (often credited with the creation of Ragged Schools) wrote his 'Plea for Ragged Schools' in 1847, proclaiming John Pounds as the originator of the idea. The 'Gentleman's Magazine' obituary of Pounds was published in February 1840, in which this print was described.
[Ref: 46400]   £360.00  
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