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Print - View of Hackney

View of Hackney

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (printed)

  • Date:

    1775 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Harrison, Walter, born 18 (commissioner)

  • 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 VI

Physical description

Engraved illustration depicting a view of Hackney, with the church of St John-at-Hackney in the background, and fields with two horses pulling a cart being led by a man, and woman carrying pails on the lower right hand side.

Place of Origin

London (printed)


1775 (printed)


Harrison, Walter, born 18 (commissioner)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

Engraved for Harrison's History of London
printed at top

printed at bottom


height: 7 in, width: 11 in

Object history note

This print was Plate 84 in Walter Harrison's A New and Universal History, Description and Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster, the Borough of Southwark, and their Adjacent Parts..., London: J. Cooke, 1775

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

Engraving, view of Hackney, illustration for Harrison's History of London, 1775

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

Taken from departmental handlist.



Subjects depicted

Churches; Farming; Rural areas


Prints; Religion; Topography


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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