Croom's Hill Overlooking Hyde Vale, Blackheath by Thomas Christopher Hofland

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.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
38 x 76 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,600 ( Total: £14,000)
Acquired in:
1986
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

Roy Miles Fine paintings.

Venue details

Ranger's House - The Wernher Collection Chesterfield Walk, Blackheath, LONDON London SE10 8QX 020 8853 0035 www.english-heritage.org.uk/Rangershouse

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £7.60)

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