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Drawing - Cottage close to the Lea Bridge
  • Cottage close to the Lea Bridge
    Shepherd, Thomas Hosmer, born 1793 - died 1864
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Cottage close to the Lea Bridge

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    River Lea (sketched)

  • Date:

    1829 (sketched)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil sketch

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Hon. Arthur Villiers

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Page from a sketchbook, with pencil sketches on both sides. 1) A view on the Lea, depicting a cottage close to the river bank, with gate in midground and wilds in the foreground; 2) A rough sketch of the river, possibly looking towards the bridge or lock, with a barge and two rowing boats and two boys sitting on the bank in the foreground.

Place of Origin

River Lea (sketched)


1829 (sketched)


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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil sketch


Height: 22 cm, Width: 27 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

Page from a sketchbook with views of the River Lea, attributed to T. H. Shepherd, 1829

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

Taken from departmental handlist





Subjects depicted

Rural areas; Gates; Cottages; Fences


Drawings; London history; Boats and ships


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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