‘LUNATIC ASYLUM LINCOLN.’ (‘The Lawn’) by J. Livesey / W. Watkins c.1836


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An interesting 19th century view of the Lunatic Asylum, Lincoln (now ‘The Lawn’)* which was drawn and engraved by J. Livesey and W. Watkins, respectively, and published in Lincolnshire in 1836 (Lincoln: John Saunders, 1836).

  • This is an original steel engraving with later hand colour.
  • Printed area is approximately 15cms by 12cms (including title).
  • The engraving is in very good condition with decent margins. Click on image for a better view.
  • The item comes displayed in a ready to frame acid free mount.
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  • Guaranteed to be over 170 years old.

*’The Lawn’ was formerly the Lincoln Lunatic Asylum which was opened in 1820. It was the county’s first purpose-built hospital for the treatment of the mentally ill and was developed largely through the efforts of local physician, the Reverend Doctor Francis Willis. A caring and pioneering hospital, it was famous for removing all use of physical restraint and isolation and developing instead a sympathetic and rehabilitative environment for its patients.

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