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Christs Hospital Collection

"Discovering the Rich History of Christs Hospital

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: A Map of Clerkenwell, City of London, 1746 (engraving)

A Map of Clerkenwell, City of London, 1746 (engraving)
XJF438448 A Map of Clerkenwell, City of London, 1746 (engraving) by Rocque, John (c.1704-d.1762); Private Collection; British, out of copyright

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: Public Supper at Christs Hospital (engraving)

Public Supper at Christs Hospital (engraving)
1057134 Public Supper at Christs Hospital (engraving) by Durand, Godefroy (1832-1896); Private Collection; (add.info.: Public Supper at Christs Hospital)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: Christs Hospital for orphans, Newgate Street, London, c. 1885 (colour litho)

Christs Hospital for orphans, Newgate Street, London, c. 1885 (colour litho)
3245499 Christs Hospital for orphans, Newgate Street, London, c.1885 (colour litho) by British School, (19th century); Private Collection; Peter Newark Pictures

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: The west front of the Mathematical School, Christs Hospital, 1775

The west front of the Mathematical School, Christs Hospital, 1775
6340395 The west front of the Mathematical School, Christs Hospital, 1775 by Smith, John Thomas (1766-1833); (add.info.: The west front of the Mathematical School, Christs Hospital, 1775)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: Christs Hospital (b / w photo)

Christs Hospital (b / w photo)
3628424 Christs Hospital (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Christs Hospital)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: Christs Hospital, founded by Edward VI (engraving)

Christs Hospital, founded by Edward VI (engraving)
654371 Christs Hospital, founded by Edward VI (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Christs Hospital, founded by Edward VI)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: Christs Hospital (engraving)

Christs Hospital (engraving)
2808417 Christs Hospital (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Christs Hospital. Illustration for Cassells Illustrated Family Paper (1859)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: Christs Hospital, West Horsham (colour litho)

Christs Hospital, West Horsham (colour litho)
2794688 Christs Hospital, West Horsham (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Christs Hospital, West Horsham)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: Christs Hospital and Christmas Eve (engraving)

Christs Hospital and Christmas Eve (engraving)
1609258 Christs Hospital and Christmas Eve (engraving) by Gilbert, John (1817-97); Private Collection; (add.info.: Christs Hospital and Christmas Eve)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: New Hall, Christs Hospital (engraving)

New Hall, Christs Hospital (engraving)
1108439 New Hall, Christs Hospital (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: New Hall, Christs Hospital)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: King Edward the Sixth

King Edward the Sixth
LLM338158 King Edward the Sixth by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: King Edward the Sixth. Pictures of English History published by George Routledge & Sons c 1890)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: Christs Hospital, London (engraving)

Christs Hospital, London (engraving)
5234854 Christs Hospital, London (engraving) by English School, (18th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Christs Hospital, London)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: At the Gates of Christs Hospital (engraving)

At the Gates of Christs Hospital (engraving)
655099 At the Gates of Christs Hospital (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: At the Gates of Christs Hospital)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: Drilling the Blue-Coat Boys in the New Playground at Christs Hospital (engraving)

Drilling the Blue-Coat Boys in the New Playground at Christs Hospital (engraving)
2771678 Drilling the Blue-Coat Boys in the New Playground at Christs Hospital (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: Christs Hospital, South Front (b / w photo)

Christs Hospital, South Front (b / w photo)
2774704 Christs Hospital, South Front (b/w photo) by Latham, Charles (d.1912); Private Collection; (add.info.: Christs Hospital, South Front)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: The Hall of Christs Hospital (engraving)

The Hall of Christs Hospital (engraving)
3636385 The Hall of Christs Hospital (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Hall of Christs Hospital)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: The Cloisters, Christs Hospital, from a view published in 1804 (engraving)

The Cloisters, Christs Hospital, from a view published in 1804 (engraving)
3636383 The Cloisters, Christs Hospital, from a view published in 1804 (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Cloisters, Christs Hospital)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: Christs Hospital: The Dining Hall (b / w photo)

Christs Hospital: The Dining Hall (b / w photo)
3092247 Christs Hospital: The Dining Hall (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Christs Hospital: The Dining Hall)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: Gateway, Christs Hospital, Newgate Street, City (chromolitho)

Gateway, Christs Hospital, Newgate Street, City (chromolitho)
966369 Gateway, Christs Hospital, Newgate Street, City (chromolitho) by Sargeant, Waldo (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Gateway, Christs Hospital, Newgate Street, City)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: The Great Schools of England, Christs Hospital (engraving)

The Great Schools of England, Christs Hospital (engraving)
1627499 The Great Schools of England, Christs Hospital (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Great Schools of England, Christs Hospital)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: The Prince of Wales laying the Foundation-Stone of the New Schools of Christs Hospital, Horsham

The Prince of Wales laying the Foundation-Stone of the New Schools of Christs Hospital, Horsham, Sussex
1598050 The Prince of Wales laying the Foundation-Stone of the New Schools of Christs Hospital, Horsham, Sussex, Views in the Neighbourhood (engraving) by Holland Tringham

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: Brothers of Christs Hospital, Winchester, Hampshire, 1899 (b / w photo)

Brothers of Christs Hospital, Winchester, Hampshire, 1899 (b / w photo)
5996250 Brothers of Christs Hospital, Winchester, Hampshire, 1899 (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Brothers of Christs Hospital, Winchester)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: The Great Schools of England (engraving)

The Great Schools of England (engraving)
1588033 The Great Schools of England (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Great Schools of England, the Dining Hall at Christs Hospital)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: The Bluecoat Boys Historic School in Newgate Street, London (litho)

The Bluecoat Boys Historic School in Newgate Street, London (litho)
3627020 The Bluecoat Boys Historic School in Newgate Street, London (litho) by Fitton, Hedley (1859-1929); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Bluecoat Boys Historic School in Newgate Street, London)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: The arms of the great schools of England (chromolitho)

The arms of the great schools of England (chromolitho)
3643668 The arms of the great schools of England (chromolitho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The arms of the great schools of England)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: King Edward VI confirming his fathers gift of Christs Hospital to the City of London (chromolitho)

King Edward VI confirming his fathers gift of Christs Hospital to the City of London (chromolitho)
672266 King Edward VI confirming his fathers gift of Christs Hospital to the City of London (chromolitho) by English School

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: Blue-Coat Boys at Buckingham Palace (engraving)

Blue-Coat Boys at Buckingham Palace (engraving)
664373 Blue-Coat Boys at Buckingham Palace (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Blue-Coat Boys at Buckingham Palace)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: The Great Schools of England (engraving)

The Great Schools of England (engraving)
605340 The Great Schools of England (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Great Schools of England: Christs Hospital, the Hall play)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: Delivery of the Annual Orations in the Great Hall (engraving)

Delivery of the Annual Orations in the Great Hall (engraving)
605347 Delivery of the Annual Orations in the Great Hall (engraving) by Jewitt, Llewellyn (1816-1886) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: General view of the Great Hall of Christs Hospital (photo)

General view of the Great Hall of Christs Hospital (photo)
605346 General view of the Great Hall of Christs Hospital (photo) by English Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: General view of the Great Hall of Christs Hospital)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: Christs Hospital and a portrait of a pupil (engraving)

Christs Hospital and a portrait of a pupil (engraving)
605344 Christs Hospital and a portrait of a pupil (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Page from Harpers Young People (vol II)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: General Schenck inspecting the Blue Coat Boys at Christs Hospital (engraving)

General Schenck inspecting the Blue Coat Boys at Christs Hospital (engraving)
1057827 General Schenck inspecting the Blue Coat Boys at Christs Hospital (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: The Great Schools of England, Christs Hospital, the Hall Play (engraving)

The Great Schools of England, Christs Hospital, the Hall Play (engraving)
1627746 The Great Schools of England, Christs Hospital, the Hall Play (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Great Schools of England, Christs Hospital)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: Removal of Christs Hospital School, Views of Horsham, Sussex, the New Site (engraving)

Removal of Christs Hospital School, Views of Horsham, Sussex, the New Site (engraving)
1627597 Removal of Christs Hospital School, Views of Horsham, Sussex, the New Site (engraving) by Holland Tringham, Joseph (1861-1908); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: A Vanishing London Ceremony, the Lenten Supping in Public at Christs Hospital (engraving)

A Vanishing London Ceremony, the Lenten Supping in Public at Christs Hospital (engraving)
1593434 A Vanishing London Ceremony, the Lenten Supping in Public at Christs Hospital (engraving) by Cleaver, Ralph (fl.1902); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Vanishing London Ceremony)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: Christ Church Boy (engraving)

Christ Church Boy (engraving)
1587021 Christ Church Boy (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Christ Church Boy. Illustration for The Illustrated London News, 24 September 1842)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: Library founded in 1429 by Richard Whittington, at Christs Hospital, London

Library founded in 1429 by Richard Whittington, at Christs Hospital, London
6340397 Library founded in 1429 by Richard Whittington, at Christs Hospital, London by Smith, John Thomas (1766-1833); (add.info.: Library founded in 1429 by Richard Whittington, at Christs Hospital)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: Supper at Christs Hospital (engraving)

Supper at Christs Hospital (engraving)
3636384 Supper at Christs Hospital (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Supper at Christs Hospital)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: Entrances of Christs Hospital, and of Christ Church, 1895 (colour litho)

Entrances of Christs Hospital, and of Christ Church, 1895 (colour litho)
2794006 Entrances of Christs Hospital, and of Christ Church, 1895 (colour litho) by Norman, Philip (1842-1931); Private Collection; (add.info.: Entrances of Christs Hospital, and of Christ Church)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: Spooners Protean Views: St Pauls Cathedral, showing the booths of the City Companies

Spooners Protean Views: St Pauls Cathedral, showing the booths of the City Companies
586465 Spooners Protean Views: St Pauls Cathedral, showing the booths of the City Companies and Christs Hospital on the Queens visit to Guildhall (coloured engraving) by English School

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: Blue-coat Boy (coloured engraving)

Blue-coat Boy (coloured engraving)
610518 Blue-coat Boy (coloured engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Blue-coat Boy)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: The west front of the Mathematical School, Christs Hospital, 1775 (colour litho)

The west front of the Mathematical School, Christs Hospital, 1775 (colour litho)
609538 The west front of the Mathematical School, Christs Hospital, 1775 (colour litho) by Green, Benjamin (c.1736-1800); Private Collection; (add.info.: The west front of the Mathematical School)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: Public supper at Christs Hospital (engraving)

Public supper at Christs Hospital (engraving)
605349 Public supper at Christs Hospital (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Public supper at Christs Hospital, London)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: Portrait of a pupil at Christs Hospital (photo)

Portrait of a pupil at Christs Hospital (photo)
605338 Portrait of a pupil at Christs Hospital (photo) by English Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Portrait of a pupil at Christs Hospital, London)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: The Christs Hospital scholars at the Mansion House (engraving)

The Christs Hospital scholars at the Mansion House (engraving)
603986 The Christs Hospital scholars at the Mansion House (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Christs Hospital scholars at the Mansion House, London)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: Thomas Poynder junior, late treasurer of Christs Hospital, London, 1837 (engraving)

Thomas Poynder junior, late treasurer of Christs Hospital, London, 1837 (engraving)
586726 Thomas Poynder junior, late treasurer of Christs Hospital, London, 1837 (engraving) by Shee, Martin Archer (1769-1850); Private Collection; (add.info.: Thomas Poynder junior)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: Christs Hospital (The Bluecoat School) (engraving)

Christs Hospital (The Bluecoat School) (engraving)
1055443 Christs Hospital (The Bluecoat School) (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Christs Hospital (The Bluecoat School)

Background imageChrists Hospital Collection: Christs Hospital, St Pauls School, Westminster School, Kings College, City of London School

Christs Hospital, St Pauls School, Westminster School, Kings College, City of London School, Merchant Tailors School
5210076 Christs Hospital, St Pauls School, Westminster School, Kings College, City of London School, Merchant Tailors School, Charter House, University College (engraving) by English School



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"Discovering the Rich History of Christs Hospital: A Glimpse into London's Past" Step back in time with a captivating journey through the historical landscapes of Christs Hospital. This enchanting collection of engravings, lithographs, and photographs unveils the intriguing story behind one of London's most renowned institutions. Immerse yourself in 1746 as you explore "A Map of Clerkenwell, City of London. " Witness the bustling streets and vibrant life that surrounded this iconic establishment. Feel the echoes of centuries past as you envision Public Supper at Christs Hospital, depicted in an exquisite engraving that captures the camaraderie and sense of community among its inhabitants. Travel further into history to c. 1885 when Christs Hospital for orphans stood proudly on Newgate Street. The color lithograph transports you to a bygone era, showcasing both the architectural grandeur and compassionate purpose behind this noble institution. Marvel at The west front of the Mathematical School from 1775, which stands as a testament to education's enduring importance within Christs Hospital. Its elegant design symbolizes enlightenment and intellectual growth fostered within these hallowed halls. The monochromatic photograph offers a glimpse into daily life at Christs Hospital—a snapshot frozen in time where uniform-clad students traverse its corridors with purposeful strides. It serves as a reminder that tradition is deeply ingrained within every aspect of this esteemed institution. Founded by King Edward VI himself—an engraving immortalizes his legacy—Christs Hospital has been nurturing young minds since its inception. Through wars and societal changes alike, it has remained steadfast in providing care and education to those less fortunate. Venturing beyond London's borders reveals another facet—the picturesque landscape surrounding Christs Hospital West Horsham campus comes alive through vivid color lithography. Nature intertwines harmoniously with learning here—a sanctuary for knowledge-seeking souls amidst serene surroundings.