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[View from Alderman Macaulay's garden at] Blackheath

[View from Alderman Macaulay's garden at] Blackheath

Artist: Edy, J.W.

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1790

Shelfmark: K Top Vol 18

Item number: 5d

Length: 53

Width: 78

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

View from Alderman Macaulay's garden at Blackheath, looking over Lewisham and Dulwich. George Macaulay was a London merchant who lived in Blackheath but was involved in importing goods such as tea by ship. This view shows a detailed prospect of the surrounding landscape. It also show the Alderman's garden, with its lawn and neat rows of plant pots and huge tree. By the late 18th century, Blackheath was becoming more residential and several large houses were built here.

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