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Print - View of the Retreat at Hackney
  • View of the Retreat at Hackney
    Hawkins, George, born 1819 - died 1852
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View of the Retreat at Hackney

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Hackney (printed)

  • Date:

    mid 19th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hawkins, George, born 1819 - died 1852 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Aquatint with engraved detail

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Hon. Arthur Villiers.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Aquatint depicting a large Georgian almshouse with grounds.

Place of Origin

Hackney (printed)


mid 19th century (printed)


Hawkins, George, born 1819 - died 1852 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Aquatint with engraved detail

Marks and inscriptions

View of the Retreat at Hackney,
Erected and Endowed A.D. 1812. for the Comfort of Twelve Widows of Dissenting Ministers.
By Samuel Robinson in his lifetime.

Drawn & Engraved by G. Hawkins


height: 5.5 in, width: 7.75 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

Aquatint of a view of Robinson's Retreat at Hackney by G Hawkins, 1812.

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

Taken from departmental handlist.



Subjects depicted

Rural areas; Almshouses; Georgian; Widows


Architecture; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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