The Royal Hospital, Royal Hospital Road

Architectural Drawing
4 August 1817 (made)
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Architectural drawing of the section and details of the cornice of the stable

object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Pen and ink with brown, grey and pink wash
Brief Description
Section and details of the cornice of the stable block at Chelsea Hospital, done by draughtsman in Soane office with Sir John Soane, 4 August 1817.

Physical Description
Architectural drawing of the section and details of the cornice of the stable


  • Height: 178mm
  • Width: 362mm
Marks and Inscriptions
Insc. with dimensions and at lower left The cornice of the New Stable at Chelsea Hospital; d. in pencil at lower right Aug 4th. 1817.
Object history
Design for the stable block of 1814, the infirmary begun in 1810 and the house of the Clerk of Works enlarged in 1814. The infirmary was destroyed in 1941.

This drawing was pasted into a copy of Sir John Soane's book Designs for Public and Private Buildings owned by Soane's assistant Charles James Richardson. Richardson built up a large collection of originals and copies (many of which he executed himself) of his master's designs, and distributed the bulk of them into two folio volumes, interspersed with the printed pages of the book. These volumes were bought by the South Kensington Museum (now the V&A) in 1863.
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Bibliographic Reference
du Prey, P. de la Ruffinière. Sir John Soane: Catalogues of Architectural Drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1985, p.107, cat.449.
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record createdJune 30, 2009
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