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Christ Presenting a Little Child

Photo credit: Coram in the care of the Foundling Museum

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This picture was originally painted for Thomas Macklin’s Bible and was purchased after Macklin’s death by the Foundling Hospital Governors in 1801. It was agreed that the painting would be hung over the Chapel altar in place of Andrea Casali’s 'Adoration of the Magi'. West himself retouched the picture for free prior to its original hanging in the Chapel. Fourteen years later, when the condition of the painting had deteriorated, he removed the picture to his studio to retouch it once again.

The Foundling Museum


  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    216 x 186.7 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    presented by the artist, 1801


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