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The White Hart, on the River Lea at Temple Mills, Hackney Marshes

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    July 1869 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wilson, J. T. (artist)

  • 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 VII

Physical description

Image looking towards the White Hart pub over Hackney Marshes. In the foreground are horses pulling a heavily-laden cart of straw through the water.

Place of Origin

London (made)


July 1869 (made)


Wilson, J. T. (artist)

Materials and Techniques



height: 7.5 in, width: 11 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 White Hart, on the River Lea at Temple Mills, Hackney Marshes', watercolour by J. T. Wilson, 1869

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

Taken from departmental handlist.


Paper (fiber product); Water-colour



Subjects depicted

Rural areas; Carts; Marshes; Horses (animals); Inns; Pubs


Drinking; Entertainment & Leisure; Paintings; Architecture; London history


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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