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Grand Masquerade and Carnival in the Splendid Ball Room and Extensive Gardens of the Mermaid Tavern, Hackney

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (printed)

  • Date:

    1831 (printed)
    ca. 1822-1831 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rogers, J (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 V

Physical description

Playbill for a masquerade and carnival at the Mermaid Tavern, Hackney, on 15 August 1831.

Place of Origin

London (printed)


1831 (printed)
ca. 1822-1831 (printed)


Rogers, J (printers)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

J. Rogers, Printer, 52, Great Suffolk Street, Borough


Height: 44.5 cm, Width: 18.4 cm

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

Letterpress playbill for a Grand Masquerade and Carnival at the Mermaid Tavern, Hackney, printed by J. Rogers, London, 1831

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

Taken from departmental handlist.


Paper (fiber product)


Letterpress printing

Subjects depicted

Pleasure gardens; Carnival


London history; Printed pages & sheets; Entertainment & Leisure; Ephemera


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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