The Guard of 1832.
Published May 26th. 1852, by Messrs Fores, 41, Piccadilly, London.
Hand-coloured aquatint with gum arabic, image 325 x 250mm. 12¾ x 9¾".
A guard loading a London-Birmingham coach; a boy leading the team of horses from the coach house in the background. Originally published on the same sheet as 'The Guard of 1852' (a guard standing in front of a steam locomotive), as part of a series of three double-plate prints titled 'Fores' Contrasts'. The images were often separated for framing purposes.
[Ref: 25796] £225.00