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The Foundling Restored to Its Mother (1858)

The Foundling Restored to Its Mother (1858)

IMG_20150511_150419-1– Father, John Brownlow (1800-1873), baby number 18,607, was baptised in 1800 by Revd. Samuel Harper at the Foundling Hospital. His admission records were nowhere to be found from the archives.

– In August 1814 he served as a clerk for the then Hospital’s Secretary, Morris Lievesley, promoted to the position of Treasurer’s Clerk in 1828, and succeeded Lievesley and became the Secretary until 1872.

– In June 1828, Johanna Parker was married to John Brownlow and conceived of three daughters, Johanna, Mary, and Emma. They lived outside the Hospital at 11 Heathcote Street.

– John Brownlow set up a few writings bolstering the name of the Hospital against certain criticisms. Works including: Hans Sloane: A Tale Illustrating the History of the Foundling Hospital (1831); Memoranda; or, Chronicles of the Foundling Hospital (1847); and The History and Objects of the Foundling Hospital, with a Memoir of the Founder (1865).

– Daughter, Emma Brownlow, married to Donald King, who was 20 years her senior. She delineated lives of children at the Foundling Hospital in paintings.

The Christening (1863)

The Christening (1863)

Foundling girl at Christmas Dinner (1877)

Foundling girl at Christmas Dinner (1877)

The Sick Room (1864)

The Sick Room (1864)

Taking Leave (1868)

Taking Leave (1868)

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