[Eton College, 4th of June. Procession of Boats.]
London Published Dec 2.nd 1883 by Mess.rs Dickinson & Foster, Publisher to The Queen, 114 New Bond Street, W. Copyright Registered.
Framed proof etching, signed in pencil by both artist and engraver. Visible area 395 x 559mm. 15½ x 22".
Procession of rowers on the River Thames, celebrating Eton College; Windsor Castle in background. The Monarch, a ceremonial ten-oar boat belonging to Eton College, rows up the Thames River with Windsor Castle in the background during the Boat Procession, held annually during the school's 4th of June Celebrations. In keeping with the tradition, the boys are dressed in special outfits, including straw hats, and the cox is dressed in a naval officer's uniform. Spectators line the shores, and in the foreground, a group of ladies and gentlemen watch from boats.
PSA: p.111: AP.120.
[Ref: 24161] £450.00