Long-case clock by John Ellicott

This longcase clock was presented to the Foundling Hospital in 1750 by John Ellicott, one of the most important watch and clockmakers of the 18th century.


Height: 284 cm
Acquired in:
Presented by:
Nicholas and Judith Goodison through The Art Fund

Ellicott supervised the making and installation of the clocks in the Foundling Hospital, which was built between 1742 and 1752; he became a Governor of the Hospital in 1759.


Presented to the Foundling Hospital by John Ellicott, 1750; The Coram Family; Nicholas and Judith Goodison.

Venue details

The Foundling Museum 40 Brunswick Square, LONDON London WC1N 1AZ 020 7841 3600 foundlingmuseum.org.uk/

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £7.50)

Tue – Sat, 10am – 5pm
Sun, 11am – 5pm