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  • Place of origin:

    London (illustrated)

  • Date:

    1842 (illustrated)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen illustration and colour wash, with handwriting

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Hon. Arthur Villiers

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Plan of Hackney Downs illustrated in pen with colour wash, with handwritten annotations.

Place of Origin

London (illustrated)


1842 (illustrated)



Materials and Techniques

Pen illustration and colour wash, with handwriting


height: 7 in, width: 4.5 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

Pen drawn plan of Hackney Downs, 1842, with handwritten annotations

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

Taken from departmental handlist.

Production Note

The image attached to this record shows both the map, E.4535-1923 and the upper part of the related typographic sheet, E.4536-1923.


Illustration; Colour wash; Handwriting; Drawing


Drawings; Maps; London history


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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