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Print - Old House in Well Street, Hackney, formerly the Residence of the Prior of St. John of Jerusalem
  • Old House in Well Street, Hackney, formerly the Residence of the Prior of St. John of Jerusalem
    Sewell, John, born 1735
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Old House in Well Street, Hackney, formerly the Residence of the Prior of St. John of Jerusalem

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1790 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sewell, John, born 1735 (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Hon. Arthur Villiers

  • Museum number:

    E.4697-1923

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Print depicting a front view of the Pilgrim's House, Hackney.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1790 (published)

Artist/maker

Sewell, John, born 1735 (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

engraving

Marks and inscriptions

Publish'd by J Sewell

Dimensions

height: 4.75 in, width: 7.25 in

Object history note

The Pilgrim's House was on the north side of the western end of Well Street in Hackney. It was originally moated, and probably timber-framed before being rebuilt in brick. It was associated with the medieval order of the Knights Hospitaller (later the Order of St John of Jerusalem) in the 1400s. The house was subdivided among poor tenants, among them chimney sweeps, in the 18th century before being demolished in the early 19th century.

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

'Old House in Well Street, Hackney, formerly the Residence of the Prior of St. John of Jerusalem', published in the European Magazine by J. Sewell, 1790

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

Taken from departmental handlist.

Materials

Paper (fiber product); Ink

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Houses; Architecture; Rural areas

Categories

Architecture; Prints; London history

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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