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SM (66) 67/1/6 (67) 67/5/3 (68) 67/5/1

Purpose

Preliminary presentation drawings, 14 to 21 July 1810 (3)

Aspect

66 Chelsea Infirmary, View of the new Infirmary / looking towards the River 67 Chelsea Hospital, Bird's Eye View of a design for the New Infirmary 68 Chelsea Infirmary, View of the South Front

Inscribed

66-67 as above 68 as above, labelled View of the new Infirmary / looking towards the River

Signed and dated

(66) 14 July 1810 (67) July 17th 1810 (68) 21 July 1810

Hand

Soane office

Notes

The design of these three drawings is similar to that of drawing 60 - a two-storey structure with blind arcading framing round-arched windows, projecting wings and a cornice which (although faintly) suggests the roundel-metope/triglyph arrangement of the previous group of drawings. The projecting wings show (on drawings 66 and 68) a skyline ornament of three tall brickwork arches, framed by twin 'blocks' with fluted pilasters on each corner.

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Drawing

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