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Balmes House

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1855 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Matthews, C. H. , born 19 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    watercolour drawing

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Hon. Arthur Villiers

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Drawing of the south front of Balmes House, Hoxton. In front of the gates are figures in 18th century costume walking and on horseback.

Place of Origin

London (made)


ca. 1855 (made)


Matthews, C. H. , born 19 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

watercolour drawing

Marks and inscriptions

E H Matthews


Height: 8.75 in, Width: 9.75 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

Watercolour drawing of Balmes House, Hoxton, by E. H. Matthews, ca. 1855

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

Taken from departmental handlist


Paper (fiber product); Water-colour



Subjects depicted

Riding; Rural areas; Manor houses; Horses


London history; Drawings


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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