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Drawing - Ancient Mansion called Black and White House - now pulled down
  • Ancient Mansion called Black and White House - now pulled down
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Ancient Mansion called Black and White House - now pulled down

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Hackney (traced)

  • Date:

    ca. 19th century (traced)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tracing, pen on paper.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Hon. Arthur Villiers

  • Museum number:

    E.4682-1923

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Pen tracing of a picture of the Black and White House in Hackney, next to a church.

Place of Origin

Hackney (traced)

Date

ca. 19th century (traced)

Artist/maker

Unknown (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Tracing, pen on paper.

Dimensions

height: 8 in, width: 9.5 in

Object history note

The Black and White House, on the junction of Mare Street and Morning Lane in Hackney, was built in 1578. In the 17th century it was the residence of the Vyner family, and was later a girls’ boarding school. It was demolished in the late 18th 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

Pen tracing of a picture of the Black and White House, Hackney, unknown artist, ca. 19th century

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

Taken from departmental handlist.
Lysons, Daniel, 'The Environs of London, Volume 2', London: T. Cadell, 1792

Techniques

Tracing

Subjects depicted

Architecture; Houses; Churches; Rural areas

Categories

Architecture; Drawings; Religion

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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