Foundling Hospital Published 1809
FOUNDLING HOSPITAL 1809 Rowlandson & Pugin from Ackermann's Microcosm of London
Hand coloured Aquatint By Augustus Pugin and Thomas Rowlandson
Dated 1st Oct 1808 at R. Ackermanns Repository of Arts, 101 Strand. Published by Rudolph Ackermann in "Microcosm of London"
An excellent example, overall good condition some age tone to boarders, small stain to lower left corner boarder, blank to verso.
Approx engraved area: 10.5" x 9.25"(275mm x 235mm) to plate mark, good margins
Notes: The Foundling Hospital in Guildford Street. It was founded in 1742 by Captain Thomas Coram, whose friends included William Hogarth (later a governor of the institution) and Handel (who donated an organ to the chapel and gave performances of the 'Messiah' on it, raising ?7,000). Published in Ackermann's famous work, the 'Microcosm of London', the figures were drawn by the famous caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson and the architecture by Augustus Pugin. Abbey, Scenery: 212
A genuine antique print over 200 years old.