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High Street, Whitechapel: 2465

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Current Location: In storage


High Street, Whitechapel


Painter: Edwards, Edwin




History note: Mrs Edwin Edwards; her executor's sale, Christie's, 15 July 1907 (126), with another painting by Edwards, bt. Bain for Sir Edmund Gosse (d. 1928), who gave it to his son, the donor

Measurements and weight

Height: 25.1 cm
Width: 33.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1942) by Gosse, Philip Henry


Production date: circa AD 1869 : Dated by Sir Edmund Gosse.

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of millboard

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on millboard

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: This picture, by Edwin Edwards (1813-1879) (sic), represents High Street, Whitechapel, and was painted about the year 1869. I bought it at the sale of Mrs Edwin Edwards's effects July 1907. Edwin Edwards made a great study of vanishing London; he was mainly an etcher. E.G. Philip has this picture at Castlemead
  • Location: On verso
  • Method of creation: MS inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2465
Primary reference Number: 863
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 19 May 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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