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Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (printed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    woodcut

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Hon. Arthur Villiers

  • Museum number:

    E.4886-1923

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Cutting from an illustrated paper, depicting a hot-air balloon flight from the Albert Pleasure Grounds in Hoxton.

Place of Origin

London (printed)

Date

ca. 1850 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

woodcut

Dimensions

Height: 6.5 in, Width: 4.75 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 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

Woodcut print of a balloon ascent from the Albert Pleasure Grounds, Hoxton, by an unknown artist, ca. 1850

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

Taken from departmental handlist

Materials

Paper (fiber product)

Techniques

Woodcut

Subjects depicted

Balloons; Pleasure gardens; Ferris wheel

Categories

London history; Prints; Entertainment & Leisure

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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