'St Luke's Hospital', print, London, England, 1785

Made:
1785 in London
engraver:
William Deeble

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Engraved print of St. Luke's Hospital, published by I. Sewell, made in London, 1785. Full view on black background.
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Engraved print, Front elevation of St. Luke's Hospital, Old Street, London, engraved by William Deeble, published by I. Sewell (John Sewell), London, 1785

This print shows St Luke’s Hospital for Lunatics shortly after a new building was built in 1782 in Old Street, London. St Luke’s was a hospital for the mentally ill founded in 1751 to relieve the pressure on London’s other asylum, Bethlem Hospital.

St Luke’s was one of the first teaching hospitals to study mental illness. Unlike other asylums, visitors were not permitted purely to be amused by the plight of the patients. The illustration was engraved by an artist named Deeble for The European Magazine and London Review, which was launched in 1782.

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Category:
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Object Number:
A639203
Materials:
cardboard, complete, paper
type:
print
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • visual and verbal communication
  • print
credit:
Jones, A.W.S.
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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