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The Robbery of the Baker at Hackney

Print
ca. 1840 (printed)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Print depicting the robbery of a baker. A man with a sword is standing over two men hiding in a wooden chest, while two other men with swords stand in the doorway. There is a table with loaves of bread and a set of scales, and a baker's oven at the back of the room.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
lithograph
Brief description
'The Robbery of the Baker at Hackney', lithograph printed by Dean & Co., London, ca. 1840
Physical description
Print depicting the robbery of a baker. A man with a sword is standing over two men hiding in a wooden chest, while two other men with swords stand in the doorway. There is a table with loaves of bread and a set of scales, and a baker's oven at the back of the room.
Dimensions
  • Height: 3.5in
  • Width: 5.75in
Dimensions taken from departmental handlist.
Marks and inscriptions
T. Dean & Co Lithogrs / Threadneedle Street
Credit line
Given by the Hon. Arthur Villiers
Object history
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.
Subjects depicted
Associations
Bibliographic reference
Taken from departmental handlist.
Collection
Accession number
E.4787-1923

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Record createdJune 30, 2009
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