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  • Place of origin:

    Hackney (painted)

  • Date:

    1856 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Matthews, C. H. , born 19 (painter)

  • 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 II

Physical description

Water colour sketch of a view at Hackney, depicting a scene looking towards Hackney from the south-west, with two horses in a fenced enclosure, a small house in the midground flying a French flag, and the church in the back left of the picture.

Place of Origin

Hackney (painted)


1856 (painted)


Matthews, C. H. , born 19 (painter)

Materials and Techniques



height: 8 in, width: 11 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

Watercolour sketch of a view at Hackney, 1856, depicting Hackney from the south-west, by C. H. Matthews

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

Taken from departmental handlist.


Painting (image making)

Subjects depicted

French national flag; Rural areas; Watercolours; Churches; Free time; Horses


Drawings; London history


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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