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The Flying Horse, Hackney

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Hackney (made)

  • Date:

    1869 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wilson, J. T. (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour painting

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Hon. Arthur Villiers

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case Z, shelf 17, box IV

Physical description

Watercolour painting depicting the Flying Horse inn, Hackney, 1869.

Place of Origin

Hackney (made)


1869 (made)


Wilson, J. T. (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour painting


height: 7.25 in, width: 11.75 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

Water-colour depicting the Flying Horse Inn, Hackney 1869, J. T. Wilson.

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

Taken from departmental handlist.





Subjects depicted

Pubs; Inns; Rural areas


Drinking; Entertainment & Leisure; Paintings; London history


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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