Captain Coram,” by William Calder

Thomas Coram

William Calder Marshall

Installed 1856


Originally on the central pier of the London Foundling Hospital's gateway at Coram's Fields

Historic Photograph by Emery Walker, Ltd., in Compston, facing p.110

"An excellent statue of Coram, by Calder Marshall, was set up at the gates of the Hospital in 1856; but the stone out of which it is cut has already proved so friable, that it has had to be painted over to save it from destruction" (29 March entry in Chambers', 1869). When the Hospital was demolished in 1926, "only the southern colonnaded range and the pedestal for Thomas Coram's statue survived" (listing text).

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  • Image capture and text by Jacqueline Banerjee 2013

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