Arnos Grove, Southgate

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The Arnos Grove estate was previously land owned by the nunnery of St Mary Clerkenwell, but passed into private hands after the Reformation. The estate and house was owned by the Walker family from 1777 to 1918. It also had part of the New River loop running through it, which is possibly depicted in this scene.

William Tomkins was elected ARA in 1771 and a view of Arnos Grove, possibly this picture, was one of a pair he showed at the RA (nos 299 and 300) in 1774.

Museum of Enfield



Arnos Grove, Southgate


late 18th C


oil on canvas


H 148 x W 190 cm

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Acquisition method

presented by Katherine Sophia Sale, probably between 1939 and 1952

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