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Watercolour - Boats, near Lea Bridge
  • Boats, near Lea Bridge
    Shepherd, Thomas Hosmer, born 1793 - died 1864
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Boats, near Lea Bridge

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    River Lea (made)

  • Date:

    1834 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Shepherd, Thomas Hosmer, born 1793 - died 1864 (artist)

  • 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 VII

Physical description

Watercolour sketch of a view on the River Lea, depicting figures on a rowing boat in the lefthand foreground with large trees in the midground.

Place of Origin

River Lea (made)


1834 (made)


Shepherd, Thomas Hosmer, born 1793 - died 1864 (artist)

Materials and Techniques



Height: 12.9 cm, Width: 15 cm

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

Watercolour sketch of a view on the Lea, of boats near Lea Bridge, T. H. Shepherd, 1834

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

Taken from departmental handlist.




Painting (image-making)

Subjects depicted

Rural areas; Rowing boats; Rivers; Trees; Fishing


Paintings; Drawings; London history


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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