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  • Place of origin:

    Essex (made)

  • Date:

    21 September 1816 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Schnebbelie, Robert Blemmell (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 XI

Physical description

Sketch of almshouses in Bocking, Essex.

Place of Origin

Essex (made)


21 September 1816 (made)


Schnebbelie, Robert Blemmell (artist)

Materials and Techniques

watercolour drawing

Marks and inscriptions

sketched by Robert Blemmell Schnebbelie 21st Sept 1816


Height: 6.75 in, Width: 9 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 sketch of almshouses in Bocking, Essex, endowed by Mary Westby, by R. B. Schnebbelie, 1816

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

Taken from departmental handlist


Paper (fiber product)



Subjects depicted





Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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