The foundlings [graphic] / Wm. Hogarth invt. ; I. Mills sculp.

Published/Created:
[London]
[publisher not identified]
publish'd March 1798
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on wove paper ; plate mark 10.0 x 14.3 cm, on sheet 23.3 x 14.2 cm
Notes:
Title from caption below image.
Plate from: Ireland, J. A supplement to Hogarth illustrated. London : [J. Ireland], 1798.
"Page 257"--Upper right corner.
Copy after Hogarth. See Paulson, R. Hogarth's graphic works, no. 225.
Sheet trimmed on right and left edges.
Gift of Joseph Verner Reed (Yale 1926) to the Yale Library, 1958. Portions were transferred to Lewis Walpole Library 1960. For other items from this gift refer to Beinecke Library's GEN MSS 1000.
Abstract:
Children in front of a foundling hospital engaged in various industrious activities; on the right a weeping woman kneels, holding a handkerchief to her eyes, her child having fallen into the river behind her. A man turns to look at her; he holds a folio with the words "The Royal Charter" etched at the top. In the distance, a view of the coast and ships at sea.
Associated Names:
Mills, Isaac, active 1795-1834 [Printmaker]
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Artist]
Topics:
Children
Death
Foundling Hospital (London, England)
Orphanages
Perrins, Charles William Dyson, 1864-1958
Steevens, George, 1736-1800
Language:
English
Genre:
Annotations (Provenance) -- 18th century
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1798
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Call Number:
Hogarth 798.03.00.02 Impression 1 Box 135
Orbis Record:
11413613
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr22697
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
16034952
PID:
digcoll:2810876