Foundlings and philanthropy in eighteenth-century London / John Styles, Research Professor in History, University of Hertfordshire, UK.
- New Haven : Yale Center for British Art, 2017.
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- 1 online resource (1 streaming video file (70 minutes))
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- Lecture presented at the Yale Center for British Art, Lecture Hall on March 1, 2017: The London Foundling Hospital, founded in 1739, was the first of a new kind of subscription charity, which multiplied across eighteenth-century England. Queen Caroline's support was decisive and reflected her German background. This lecture explores how the Foundling Hospital came to initiate a new wave of enlightened philanthropy. It examines the contribution of the Hanoverian princesses, the influence of German Protestantism, and the ways art, architecture, and music were employed to raise the hospital's profile and its revenues.
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- Subject Terms:
- Caroline, Queen, consort of George II, King of Great Britain, 1683-1737.Charities -- England -- London -- 18th century.Foundling Hospital (London, England) -- Art collections -- Exhibitions.Foundlings -- Europe -- Hospitals.Foundlings -- Europe -- Social conditions.Philanthropy and society -- England -- London -- 18th century.Yale Center for British Art.
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Styles, John, Foundlings and philanthropy in eighteenth-century London , 2017