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Creator:
Charles Grignion, 1717–1810, British
Michael "Angelo" Rooker, 1746–1801, British
after Samuel Wale RA, 1721–1786, British
Title:
A Perspective View of the Foundling Hospital with Emblematic Figures
Date:
1749
Medium:
Etching and line engraving on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper, pasted on mount
Dimensions:
Sheet: 13 3/4 x 17 3/8 inches (35 x 44.1 cm) and Plate: 11 7/16 x 17 5/16 inches (29 x 44 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on mount, lower left: "[...] Samuel Wale"; on mount, lower center: "-1749-"; on mount, lower right: "809/Evc/"

Lettered in black ink, upper center: “A PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE FOUNDLING HOSPITAL, WITH EMBLEMATIC FIGURES.”; lower left: “S. Vale delin. | Thro’ various Wilds and Scenes by Fortune tost | Few share her Smiles, whilst Multitudes are lost: | All own her Power, the Lowly and the Great, | But to conduct the slightly Orphans Fate,”; lower center: “Publish’d 14th. of April, 1749 according to Act of Parliament | To his Grace John Duke of Bedford; This Plate is humbly Inscrib’d by his Graces most Dutiful and Obedient Servant | Margrett Granville.”; lower right: “Grignion & Rooker Sculp | See where the Pious Guardians publick Care | Protects the Babe and calms the Mothers Fear | Inspir’d by Bounty, raises blest Retreats, | Which Fortune dooms, but Charity compleats.”

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.1112
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | buildings | children | gate | genre subject | goddesses | hats | infants | men | mothers | mythology | orphanage | statues | tricornes | walls | women
Associated Places:
City of London | England | Foundling Hospital | Greater London | London | United Kingdom
Associated People:
Fortuna
Access:
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Jacqueline Riding, Basic Instincts Love, Passion and Violence in the Art of Joseph Highmore, Paul Holberton Publishing, London, p. 116, fig. 99, NJ18.H4888 R53 2017 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:41678
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