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John Sanders, The Girls’ Dining Room of the Foundling Hospital, 1773 © The William Salt Library

John Sanders1773

The Foundling Museum

The Foundling Museum
London, United Kingdom

This watercolour depicts the girls' dining room in the Foundling Hospital. The room is adorned with large-scale paintings by some of the most celebrated eighteenth-century paintings, including the Hosital's founder Thomas Coram. Seen in the background is a group of visitors. Due to its growing art collection the Hospital became England's first public art gallery and established itself as a 'destination venue' for fashionable Londoners.

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  • Title: John Sanders, The Girls’ Dining Room of the Foundling Hospital, 1773 © The William Salt Library
  • Creator: John Sanders
  • Date Created: 1773
  • Location: The Foundling Hospital, London
  • Physical Dimensions: 55 x 68cm
  • Rights: © The William Salt Library
  • Medium: Watercolour

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