The First Public Drinking Fountain by WA Atkinson

The fountain was erected against the wall of St Sepulchre's Church, Holburn and paid for by Samuel Gurney, MP, and a member of the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association.


Oil on canvas
129 x 104 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,500 ( Total: £10,000)
Acquired in:
Oscar & Peter Johnson Ltd


Oscar & Peter Johnson.

Venue details

The Geffrye Museum of the Home 136 Kingsland Road, Hoxton, London London E2 8EA 020 7739 9893

Entry details

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The museum is closed to the public for a major, transformational development project. It will reopen in winter 2019.
During closure, the restored almshouse will remain open for tours and a full programme of events will be run in the front gardens.