Hogarth's Portrait of Captain Thomas Coram (1740) - currently in the Foundling Hospital, London. Coram was a philanthropist who created the London Foundling Hospital to look after unwanted children in Lamb's Conduit Fields, Bloomsbury. It is said to be the world's first incorporated charity.
On this day 15th July,1573 the birth of architect Inigo Jones. He left his mark on London by designing the Banqueting House, Whitehall and Covent Garden square which became a model for future developments in the West End of London