Hogarth, William (1697 London 1764). The Foundlings. The institute established by Captain Coram before which he himself figures with servant, mothers and not least numerous children. Steel engraving about 1840. Inscribed: Das Findelhaus., otherwise as above. 5 × 7¾ in (12.7 × 19.6 cm).
Interesting with respect to the things the children hold in their hands as symbols of their future professions as plummet, trowel, spinning-wheel, model sheet, broom, mathematical instruments. Several already in sailor’s dress and waving at nearby ships. – Due to the paper faintly browned. – Above right in the subject a few inconspicuous small faint fox spots.
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