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On display at V&A South Kensington
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Bonner's Hall, formerly the Residence of Bishop Bonner

30 August 1844 (made)
Place Of Origin

Drawing of Bonner's Hall, near Bethnal Green.

object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
pencil drawing
Brief Description
Pencil drawing of Bonner's Hall by T. H. Shepherd, 30 August 1844
Physical Description
Drawing of Bonner's Hall, near Bethnal Green.
  • Height: 5in
  • Width: 8.5in
Dimensions taken from departmental handlist
Credit line
Given by the Hon. Arthur Villiers
Object history
Bonner's Hall (also called Bonner's Palace) was an occasional residence of the bishops of London, including Bishop Edmund Bonner. It was pulled down in 1845 to make way for Victoria Park.

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.
The British Museum has a watercolour drawing by Shepherd that appears to be based on this sketch - museum no. 1880,1113.5082
Place Depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Taken from departmental handlist
Accession Number

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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