March of the Guards to Finchley

 

March of the Guards to Finchley

The March of the Guards to Finchley, also known as The March to Finchley or The March of the Guards, is a 1750 oil-on-canvas painting by English artist William Hogarth, owned by the Thomas Coram Foundation for Children since 1750 and now housed at the Foundling Museum.

The picture was painted between 1749 and 1750. William Hogarth disposed of it by a lottery of 2,000 tickets. 1844 were sold and Hogarth donated the remainder to the Foundling Hospital; it was one of these, ticket number 1941, which won the painting.

 
 
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