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The barrister John Milner was a founding Governor of the Foundling Hospital and served as its Vice President between 1740 and 1750. He was present on the night of the first admission of children to the Hospital at the temporary building in Hatton Garden on 25 March 1741. Milner subsequently laid the cornerstone of the Hospital’s West Wing at its new permanent site in Lamb’s Conduit Fields on 16 September 1742.
oil on canvas
236 x 137 cm
presented by the artist, 1746
The Foundling Museum
40 Brunswick Square, London, Greater London WC1N 1AZ EnglandView venue
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