The painting represents, not just the area of Greenwich and Blackheath, but also the view over London almost exactly as it is seen from the windows of Ranger's House.
Croom's Hill Overlooking Hyde Vale, Blackheath by Thomas Christopher Hofland, 18201843
© English Heritage Photo Library
- Oil on canvas
- 38 x 76 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £2,600 ( Total: £14,000)
- Acquired in:
- Roy Miles
Even more remarkable, this vista survives almost unchanged today. Hofland adopted a viewpoint on the northern part of the Heath where he could look beyond the houses in Hyde Vale towards the view of London in the distance.
Roy Miles Fine paintings.