John Watson's Hospital

 

Engraving from Modern Athens - published 1829

John Watson's Hospital

Engraving from 'Modern Athens'  -  hand-coloured  -  John Watson Hospital

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ian Smith

 

Drawn by Thomas H Shepherd

Engraved by W Watkins

 

    

John Watson's Hospital

John Watson, writer to the signet, left funds in 1759 to endow a hospital for the maintenance and education of destitute children.

The result was this building of Grecian architecture, designed by William Burn, the designer of the Edinburgh Academy.

 Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  Edinburgh Academy, Hamilton Place

[Modern Athens]

The building went on to become John Watson's school until 1975

Sports Day 1965 at John Watson's School, Edinburgh

then the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

 

 

Engravings from Modern Athens  -  Published 1829

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