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Print - An Actual Survey of the Hamlet of Bethnal Green in the Parish of Stepney, Taken in the Year MDCCIII
  • An Actual Survey of the Hamlet of Bethnal Green in the Parish of Stepney, Taken in the Year MDCCIII
    Harris, John, born 1686 - died 1740
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An Actual Survey of the Hamlet of Bethnal Green in the Parish of Stepney, Taken in the Year MDCCIII

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1703 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Harris, John, born 1686 - died 1740 (engravers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    coloured engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Hon. Arthur Villiers

  • Museum number:

    E.4887-1923

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case TOPIC, shelf 10A

Physical description

Survey map of Bethnal Green, with the owners and occupiers of each piece of land labelled, and buildings marked in red. On the left there is a list of the courts and alleys in the hamlet, and on the right is the title of the print, with a border of leaves and the figures of three people and a dog. The Parish Church of St Matthew has been added to the map in pencil and ink at some point after 1743.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1703 (made)

Artist/maker

Harris, John, born 1686 - died 1740 (engravers)

Materials and Techniques

coloured engraving

Marks and inscriptions

I. Harris Sculp.

Dimensions

Height: 20 in, Width: 24.5 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 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.

Descriptive line

'An Actual Survey of the Hamlet of Bethnal Green', coloured engraving by J. Harris, 1703

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

Taken from departmental handlist

Materials

Paper (fiber product)

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Maps

Categories

London history; Prints; Maps

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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