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Royal Mails preparing to start for the west of England

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1880,1113.3560

  • Title (object)

    • Royal Mails preparing to start for the west of England
  • Description

    Several mail coaches gathered in the courtyard of The Swan with Two Necks, men loading parcels and other figures leading horses. 1831
    Hand-coloured aquatint with etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1831
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 450 millimetres
    • Width: 613 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below image: "Painted by J.Pollard./ Published Jany.1831, by J.Watson, Printseller 7.Vere Street, Cavendish Square, London."
  • Curator's comments

    The view is in Lad Lane, Cheapside. "The Swan with Two Necks" was the centre of William Chaplin's operations, the most successful coach proprietor, owning 68 coaching lines in 1838, and later an investor in the railways.

  • Bibliography

    • Selway 1957 51 bibliographic details
    • Siltzer 1929 p.220 bibliographic details
    • Crace 1878 XXI.45 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XIXc Mounted Atlas)

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1880

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1880,1113.3560

Several mail coaches gathered in the courtyard of The Swan with Two Necks, men loading parcels and other figures leading horses.  1831  Hand-coloured aquatint with etching

Several mail coaches gathered in the courtyard of The Swan with Two Necks, men loading parcels and other figures leading horses. 1831 Hand-coloured aquatint with etching

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