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Print - The Hunt for the Hackney Ghost: Midnight Scene in St. John's Churchyard.
  • The Hunt for the Hackney Ghost: Midnight Scene in St. John's Churchyard.
    Higham, Sydney
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The Hunt for the Hackney Ghost: Midnight Scene in St. John's Churchyard.

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Hackney (drawn)

  • Date:

    25/08/1895 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Higham, Sydney (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Process engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Hon. Arthur Villiers

  • Museum number:

    E.4640-1923

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Newspaper cutting showing a process engraving featuring several men in St. John's Churchyard hunting for the Hackney Ghost, with attached typographic article.

Place of Origin

Hackney (drawn)

Date

25/08/1895 (printed)

Artist/maker

Higham, Sydney (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Process engraving

Dimensions

height: 7.5 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

Newspaper cutting from 25 August 1895, process engraving depicting The Hunt for the Hackney Ghost: Midnight Scene in St. John's Churchyard, by S Higham.

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

Taken from departmental handlist.

Techniques

Process engraving

Subjects depicted

Religion; Ghosts; Tombstones; Churches; Churchyards

Categories

Printed pages & sheets; Christianity; Religion; Myths & Legends

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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