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Illustration to an unidentified publication; one of three prints pasted to the same album sheet; after Stothard.
Allegory; Hope, a female figure with an anchor, with one hand on the shoulder of a modestly-dressed girl holding a book, looking compassionately at three children in ragged clothes sitting on the right, and taking one of them by the hand; in the background is the Asylum for Female Orphans in Lambeth, with a clock-tower and cupola; oval format with a phoenix and organ in the surround; by Noble. 20 October 1785
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Height: 145 millimetres (image)
Width: 88 millimetres (image)
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- Gawler was organist for some time at the Asylum for Female Orphans, where Gawler. This was built in Lambeth in 1758, on the road from Westminster Bridge to the Obelisk, supported partly by charity donations received at a nearby chapel which was open to the public on Sundays.
Included in the first volume of Balmanno's collection of Stothard's work in BM P&D. See 1849,0721.1 for more information.
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