Publish'd by Tho.s Malton April 1st 1775.
Etching. Plate 216 x 312mm. 8½ x 12¼".
View looking across the front of Chelsea Hospital, in London; a few figures in foreground. Malton's perspective lines clearly marked. The Royal Hospital Chelsea was founded by King Charles II in 1681, in order to house and provide for old or injured soldiers. It still, today, acts as a retirement home and nursing home for British soldiers. Thomas Malton (1748-1804), "the younger", was an English painter of topographical and architectural views, and an engraver. J M W Turner and Thomas Girtin were amongst his pupils. He is designated "the younger" to differentiate him from his father Thomas Malton the elder. In 1792 Malton published the work by which he is now best known, 'A Picturesque Tour through the Cities of London and Westminster', illustrated with a hundred aquatint plates.
Longford [Chelsea]: 80.
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