[Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.] Recollections of a Record Reign
Published by Leggatt Bro.s., 62 Cheapside E.C. 1898.
Engraving, small margins; signed by the artist. 205 x 260mm (8 x 10¼").
A coach passing through Temple Bar, London. It had been dismantled very carefully in 1878 and was rebuilt in Paternoster Square in 2004. The central image is surrounded by vignettes representing each year of Victoria's reign until 1896, the year of her Diamond Jubilee. These include: portraits of Prince Albert, Wellington, Disraeli, Dickens, W.C. Grace; buildings including St Paul's Cathedral, the Forth Railway Bridge and the Crystal Palce; and inventions including chlorogorm for surgery, dynamite, telephones and bicycles. Frank Paton (1855-1909), best known for his paintings of animals and scenes of rural life. This print is from his series of etched Christmas cards published annually by Edward Ernest Leggatt from 1880 until Paton's death in 1909, costing half-a-guinea each. Each year a number of the prints would be sent from the printers to be signed in pencil by Paton.
[Ref: 31345] £65.00