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Aske's Hospital

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1724 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (artist)
    Bowles, John, born 1701 - died 1779 (printers)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Hon. Arthur Villiers

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Print depicting a front view of Aske's Hospital, Hoxton.

Place of Origin

London (published)


1724 (published)


Unknown (artist)
Bowles, John, born 1701 - died 1779 (printers)

Materials and Techniques



Height: 6.75 in, Width: 8.5 in

Object history note

The Almshouses of the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers, also known as Aske's Hospital, were founded through a bequest from the city merchant Robert Aske (1619-1689). They were built at the end of Pitfield Street, Hoxton, to a design by Robert Hooke in around 1692. The buildings were reconstructed in 1825 by David Riddell Roper, and the almshouses closed in 1874. The site is now occupied by the Haberdasher's Aske's School.

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

'Aske's Hospital', engraving from John Bowles' British Views by an unknown artist, 1724

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

Taken from departmental handlist

Production Note

Plate V in John Bowles, 'Several Prospects of the most noted Publick Buildings, in and about the City of London...', 1724


Paper (fiber product)



Subjects depicted



London history; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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