Greenwich Hospital

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Bahrain
    City: Manama
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Edmund Walker began as a miniature painter on ivory, abandoning the practice as photography grew in popularity. He then turned to architectural draughtsmanship, making sketches of country seats and selling them to the owners. His views of the Thames Embankment (completed 1870) were exhibited at the Royal Academy, as were many of his architectural drawings. Sometime before 1851 he began working for the publishers Day & Son. He made watercolour views and lithographs of the interiors of the Great Exhibition and lithographed William Simpson’s sketches of the Crimean War and the Indian Mutiny for the firm. He reportedly ‘never fully recovered’ from the effect of the failing fortunes of Day & Son, late in his career. Walker died in 1882, aged 68.
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  • Details
    Title
    Greenwich Hospital
    Date
    Medium
    Coloured lithograph
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Vicars Bros, July 1955
    GAC number
    3275