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Woodcut - Bishopsgate

Bishopsgate

  • Object:

    Woodcut

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    woodcut

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Messrs. Baring Brothers & Co

  • Museum number:

    E.4959-1923

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case Z, shelf 17, box XII

Physical description

Print depicting the gateway of Bishopsgate, erected in 1733-5.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (artist)

Materials and Techniques

woodcut

Dimensions

Height: 3 in, Width: 2.75 in

Object history note

This object was part of the John Edmund Gardner collection of topographical prints and drawings of London. After Gardner's death the collection passed to his son John Starkie, but was sold to Edward Coates MP in 1910. The collection was sold again in 1923 after Coates' death, and was split between various institutions and private collectors. The portion connected with Bishopsgate was bought by Baring Brothers & Co. and donated to the Bethnal Green Museum.

Descriptive line

'Bishopsgate', woodcut by an unknown artist, Great Britain, 18th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1923, London: Board of Education, 1925.

Materials

Paper (fiber product)

Techniques

Woodcut

Subjects depicted

Gateway

Categories

Prints; London history

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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