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Theodore Jacobsen

Photo credit: Coram in the care of the Foundling Museum

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Theodore Jacobsen was a German merchant. In retirement he became an amateur architect and was commissioned to design the Foundling Hospital in 1742. He had become a Governor in 1739 and offered his services as architect free of charge. In this portrait he is shown holding the architectural plans for the Hospital. Jacobsen’s architecture was a means of augmenting his social status as well as providing an outlet for his philanthropy.

The Foundling Museum

London

  • Date

    1746

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    236.2 x 137.1 cm

  • Accession number

    FM37

  • Acquisition method

    presented by the artist, 1746

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