Asylum for Jewish Children and Children of Criminals

[S.A.] Drawn on stone by S.A. from a sketch by E Ford
Count Von der Recke's Asylum for Jewish Children and Children of Criminals

Dussethal, Germany C. Hullmandell 1825,
153 by 212mm (6 by 8¼ inches).


Titled : Dusselthal, in Germany. Count Von der Recke’s Asylum for Jewish Children & the Children of Criminals. Taken on the spot, 1826. Sold for the Benefit of the Institution. Drawn on stone by S.A. from a sketch by E. Ford.
A faint fold mark and slight marginal tear without loss. Scarce. A copy is recorded in the Leo Baeck Institute in New York.

Adalbert von der ReckeVolmerstein, (1791-1878), first started caring for homeless orphans in 1816, when after the Napoleonic Wars the region had a large number of vagrant children. In 1819, with his brother, he set up a rescue centre, using a former independent school, which they quickly outgrew. He next purchased the former monastery at Düsselthal near Dusseldorf, which formed the origin of the later Graf-Recke Foundation.
[ref: 12940] £350