1896 Print over 100 years old Greenwich Hospital


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Antique print dated 1896.

The page is over 100 years old and in very good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm. Available also in a brown with gold pencil-line frame, your choice.  RL.113.

Entitled – Greenwich Hospital.

Below the picture an inscription reads:

Greenwich Hospital. – This magnificent structure, which is considered the finest specimen of classical architecture in this or almost any other country, occupies the site of the old Royal palace, on the southern bank of the Thames.

The old palace was built in 1433, by Humphrey Duke of Gloucester, but it was removed during the Commonwealth.

In 1667 Charles II. began to rebuild it, but he only completed the wing which is named after him.

Twenty years later the building was resumed, and in 1694 the palace was converted into a hospital for aged and disabled sailors.

In 1814 there were 2,710 men accommodated in the Hospital, but in 1865 only 1,400 remained;  most of these have since taken extra out-pensions of two shillings a day, and, in preference to remaining in the Hospital, have gone to live with their friends.

The Royal Naval College now occupies their rooms in the building, and instructs navel officers in the science of mathematics, navigation, and gunnery.

There are now no pensioners left.

The revenue of the Hospital is about £160,000 per annum, mainly derived from landed property;  and upwards of 9,000 seamen and marines derive benefit from it in one form or another.

The building consists of four masses or sections.

On the side next the river lie the west or King Charles building, with the Library, and the east or Queen Anne building, now containing a naval museum.

These are both in the Corinthian style.

Behind are the south-west or King William building, and the south-east or Queen Mary building – each furnished with a dome in Wren’s style.

The river terrace is 890ft. in length, and is embellished with two granite obelisks. 

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