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Elevation of the Royal Military Asylum, at Chelsea, Middlesex

Elevation of the Royal Military Asylum, at Chelsea, Middlesex

Aquatinter: Richardson, George, I

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1804

Shelfmark: Ktop XXVIII

Item number: 4-o-2

Genre: Topographical Print

Chelsea hospital was built by Christopher Wren between 1682 and 1691, and wasone of his first major secular buildings. It was founded by Charles II to house "retired" or injured soldiers and was based on the Hôtel des Invalides in Paris.

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