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Print - Carved Apartment in Balmes' House

Carved Apartment in Balmes' House

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    5 June 1852 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:


  • 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

Cutting from the , showing the interior of a room in Balmes House (also called Baums and Baumes). The room has carved decoration on the ceiling and doorframes.

Place of Origin

London (made)


5 June 1852 (published)



Materials and Techniques



Height: 3 in, Width: 4.25 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

'Carved Apartment in Balmes' House', woodcut from the , 5 June 1852

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

Taken from departmental handlist


Paper (fiber product)



Subjects depicted

Manor houses


London history; Prints; Woodcuts; Periodicals


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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