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Reference number

SM (113) 67/1/1 (114) 67/1/2 (115) 67/1/5 (116) 67/1/4 (117) 67/1/3

Purpose

Record drawings, 17-28 July 1818 (6)

Aspect

113 Plan of the new Infirmary. (built 1810-1816), Chelsea Hospital (ground floor) 114 Elevation of the South Side of the new Infirmary, Chelsea Hospital 115 Elevation of the West Side of the new Infirmary, Chelsea Hospital 116 Elevation of the East Side of the new Infirmary, Chelsea Hospital 117 Elevation of the north side of the new Infirmary, Chelsea Hospital

Scale

(113-117) bar scale

Inscribed

113-117 as above and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

(113) 22 July 1818- (114) 17th July 1818. (115) 20th July 1818- (116) 21st July 1818. (117) 28th July 1818.

Hand

Soane office

Watermark

(113, 116) 1812

Notes

Drawings 113 to 117 were evidently made as a group, all on the same sized laid paper with a plain border and punch holes on the left hand side, indicating that they may have originally been part of a sketchbook or presentation folder. The five drawings give a comprehensive record of the new Infirmary as built.

As the Infirmary had been completed in 1810, these are evidently drawings made for Soane's own records and appear to be part of a larger project. The new Stables were recorded in February - July 1818 (drawings 130 to 138), the Gardener's house in July 1818 (drawings 189 to 201), Soane's Bakehouse in July 1818 (drawings 170-183) and the Secretary's Offices in June 1818 (drawing 212). All of these record drawings are not only dated to a similar period, but also display the same draughtsmanship.

Level

Drawing

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