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Print - The Revd J. P. Smith D.D. Divinity Tutor in the Old College Homerton
  • The Revd J. P. Smith D.D. Divinity Tutor in the Old College Homerton
    Blood, T
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The Revd J. P. Smith D.D. Divinity Tutor in the Old College Homerton

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1 Jan 1812 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Blood, T (engravers)
    Williams, T. (publishers)

  • 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 VIII

Physical description

Oval-framed half-length portrait of the Rev. J. P. Smith.

Place of Origin

London (published)


1 Jan 1812 (published)


Blood, T (engravers)
Williams, T. (publishers)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

Blood sc.

Pub by T. Williams Stationers Court 1st Jan 1812


Height: 5.25 in, Width: 8 in

Object history note

The Independent Academy at Homerton was a dissenting academy offering education without requiring conformity to the Church of England. It was also known as Homerton Academy and Homerton College. It moved to premises in Homerton in 1768 and the buildings were added to and partially rebuilt in 1824. In 1826 its theological courses were transferred to New College London and the college focused on the study of education, remaining in London until 1896 when it moved to become Homerton College, Cambridge.

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

Portrait of the Rev. J. P. Smith, aquatint by Blood, published by T. Williams, London, 1812

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

Taken from departmental handlist


Paper (fiber product)



Subjects depicted



London history; Prints; Portraits; Education & Learning


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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