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The Old Tower at Hackney.

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (printed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1840 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Horstig (lithographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • 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

Lithograph depicting the old church tower in Hackney in the mid-ground, surrounded by fields.

Place of Origin

London (printed)


ca. 1840 (printed)


Horstig (lithographer)

Materials and Techniques



height: 5.25 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

The Old Tower at Hackney, about 1840, lithograph by Horstig.

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

Taken from departmental handlist.



Subjects depicted

Religion; Towers; Rural areas; Churches


Prints; Religion; Christianity


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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