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Magdalen Hospital for the Reception of Penitent Prostitutes

18th century
302 x 353 mm (11.9 x 13.9 in.)

George Quinton, British (English), b. born 1779
After Thomas Spence Duche (aka Thomas Spence Duché), American, (1763–1790)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Stipple engraving printed in brown ink with hand coloring on laid paper
State: First of two states
Print impression quality: Good
Edition: Published 24 June 1797 by G. Quinton; sold by W. Stevenson, Norwich. In the second state, the prostitute’s hair was neatened and her expression made more sweet. This print and its pendant, DAC 1996.22.1, were intended to benefit a charitable institution.
Marks: Inscribed in plate, lower right: “Engrav’d by G. Quinton”
Credit Line: Weedon Endowment funds, 1996
Accession Number: 1996.22.2

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  • allegory
  • hospitals
  • oval images
  • penitence
  • philanthropy - Altruistic concern for human welfare and advancement usually as manifested by the donation of money, property, or work to needy persons, by endowment of institutions of learning or health care, or by generosity to other socially useful purposes. RHUND2 [January 1995 descriptor added.]
  • Prodigal Daughter
  • prostitutes - People who practice prostitution. [January 1993 lead-in term deleted, was 'streetwalkers'; lead-in term deleted, was 'hookers'; lead-in term deleted, was 'call girls'. November 1992 alternate term added. January 1991 descriptor added.]
  • prostitution - Business of engaging in sexual activity for money. [January 1991 descriptor added.]

  • plate Dimensions: 302 x 353 mm (11.9 x 13.9 in.)

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