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The Infant Orphan Asylum [Wanstead Common, Essex]

Print
ca. 1843 (engraved)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The Infant Orphan Asylum, Wanstead Common, Essex. View of the principal fronts.
Lettered with title and 'G. G. Scott & W. B. Moffatt, Archts. T. Kearnan Sculpt.' Inscribed in ink 'First stone laid by Prince Albert 24th July 1842.'


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Engraving print
Brief Description
Engraving by Thomas Kearnan (worked c.1823-c.1858). The Infant Orphan Asylum [Wanstead Common, Essex]. View of the principal fronts. Lettered with title and names of architects and engraver and inscribed.





Physical Description
The Infant Orphan Asylum, Wanstead Common, Essex. View of the principal fronts.

Lettered with title and 'G. G. Scott & W. B. Moffatt, Archts. T. Kearnan Sculpt.' Inscribed in ink 'First stone laid by Prince Albert 24th July 1842.'

Dimensions
  • Height: 18.8cm
  • Width: 25.2cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • (Lettered with title )
  • 'G. G. Scott & W. B. Moffatt, Archts. T. Kearnan Sculpt.' (Lettered )
  • 'First stone laid by Prince Albert 24th July 1842.' (Inscribed in ink )
Subject depicted
Place Depicted
Bibliographic References
  • Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1965. London: HMSO, 1966.
  • The Builder, vol.1. 1843. The building is illustrated on p.458 and described on pp.459-460.
Collection
Accession Number
E.660-1965

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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