Not currently on display at the V&A

Site of Victoria Park

ca. 1840 (printed)
Place of origin

Print showing the proposed layout of Victoria Park, and a map of the surrounding district.

Object details

Object type
TitleSite of Victoria Park (published title)
Materials and techniques
lithograph on paper
Brief description
'Site of Victoria Park', lithograph printed by J. & A.J. Waterlow, London, ca. 1840
Physical description
Print showing the proposed layout of Victoria Park, and a map of the surrounding district.
  • Height: 8.25in
  • Width: 12in
Dimensions taken from departmental handlist
Marks and inscriptions
J. & A. J. Waterlow, Litho 24, Birchin Lane
Credit line
Given by the Hon. Arthur Villiers
Object history
Victoria Park, in the East End of London, was laid out by James Pennethorne and opened to the public in 1845. The initial planning for the park was carried out by Pennythorne and Thomas Chawner as official architects to the Commissioners of Woods and Forests.

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 Edmund Thomas, 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 Hoxton, Homerton, Hackney and Bethnal Green was bought by the Hon. Arthur Villiers and donated to the Bethnal Green Museum.
Subject depicted
Places depicted
Bibliographic reference
Taken from departmental handlist
Accession number

About this object record

Explore the Collections contains over a million catalogue records, and over half a million images. It is a working database that includes information compiled over the life of the museum. Some of our records may contain offensive and discriminatory language, or reflect outdated ideas, practice and analysis. We are committed to addressing these issues, and to review and update our records accordingly.

You can write to us to suggest improvements to the record.

Suggest feedback

Record createdJune 30, 2009
Record URL
Download as: JSONIIIF Manifest