For those of you who don't know, the Hog's Back was the name given the the hill ridge between Crouch End and Harringay. Ridge Road and Mount View Road now run along the crest of the hill.
This painting of 1832 by Dean Wolstenholme, was commissioned by the Booth family (of Booth's Gin) who had just rebuilt Crouch Hall (which gave its name to Crouch Hall Road). As was common practice with pictures done to memorialise a great house at this time, the size of the building was exaggerated relative to its surroundings.
I was keen to add this picture because of the good view if offer of the Hog's Back.
The original can be viewed in the Government Art Collection.
As always, click View Full Size, to the right, to see more detail.
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