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image Image 1 for SM (104) volume 76/75 (105) volume 76/76
image Image 2 for SM (104) volume 76/75 (105) volume 76/76
  • image Image 1 for SM (104) volume 76/75 (105) volume 76/76
  • image Image 2 for SM (104) volume 76/75 (105) volume 76/76

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SM (104) volume 76/75 (105) volume 76/76


Record drawings, c. 1818 (2)


104 Bird's eye view of the Infirmary and Clerk of Works' House, Chelsea Hospital 105 View of the New Infirmary from the Garden, Chelsea Hospital (from the south-west)


104-105 as above

Signed and dated

  • (104-105) datable to c.1818


Soane office


Drawings 104 and 105 show the Infirmary as built and were presumably commissioned by Soane (and made by his students) for his own records.
Drawing 104 gives a good view of the low hipped roof (probably covered in slate). Paradise Row is visible behind the Clerk of Works' house.



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