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Print - The Robbery of the Baker at Hackney
  • The Robbery of the Baker at Hackney
    Dean & Munday
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The Robbery of the Baker at Hackney

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (printed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1840 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dean & Munday (printers)

  • 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 II

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.

Place of Origin

London (printed)


ca. 1840 (printed)


Dean & Munday (printers)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

T. Dean & Co Lithogrs / Threadneedle Street


Height: 3.5 in, Width: 5.75 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

'The Robbery of the Baker at Hackney', lithograph printed by Dean & Co., London, ca. 1840

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

Taken from departmental handlist.


Paper (fiber product)



Subjects depicted

Swords; Scales; Bakery; Crime; Bread


London history; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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