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dc.contributor.advisorFreund, Amy
dc.contributor.authorCulwell, Mallorie Elizabethen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-22T18:48:29Z
dc.date.available2014-07-22T18:48:29Z
dc.date.created2012en_US
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifierUMI thesisen_US
dc.identifieretd-05102012-111744en_US
dc.identifierumi-10325en_US
dc.identifiercat-001830465en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu:443/handle/116099117/4387
dc.description.abstractThis essay examines the visual images of the London Foundling Hospital used to promote and campaign for a charity that was considered extremely dubious. These include visual portrayals that illustrate the running of the Hospital, history paintings of biblical scenes involving children, images produced to accompany important documentation such as tickets for fundraisers and the Hospital's charter and portraits of the founding members that adorned the main halls of the Hospital. Rather than being merely decorative, these works portrayed several views of the Hospital in an attempt to inform people of what exactly the charity was doing and how it was being run. These images served a dual purpose: they would serve as a reminder of Britain's own talent in the field of history painting and they would also work in tandem with the related prints by reminding English citizens that saving these children and grooming them to be useful members of society was a worthy cause, in keeping with the newly-acquired charitable interests of the burgeoning middle class. By using prints in a concentrated effort to change the prevailing attitude that an institution for abandoned children would `be a promotion of Wickedness', the Foundling Hospital was not only changing the role of charity in society, but also the way in which visual culture was used as a means to convey a growing sense of morality that was benevolent, compassionate and uniquely English.en_US
dc.format.mediumFormat: Onlineen_US
dc.publisher[Fort Worth, Tex.] : Texas Christian University,en_US
dc.relation.ispartofTCU Master Thesisen_US
dc.relation.requiresMode of access: World Wide Web.en_US
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dc.titleVisions of charity: English art and the creation of the London Foundling Hospitalen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
etd.degree.departmentDepartment of Art History
etd.degree.levelMaster
local.collegeCollege of Fine Arts
local.departmentArt
local.academicunitSchool of Art
dc.type.genreThesis
local.subjectareaArt
etd.degree.nameMaster of Arts


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