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[The Gold State Coach.] His Majesty King George the Third's New State Coach.
[The Gold State Coach.] His Majesty King George the Third's New State Coach. For the London Magazine.
[n.d., c.1762.]
Engraving, 18th century watermark. Sheet 285 x 445mm (11¼ x 17¼"). Bindings folds as normal, tears taped.
The Gold State Coach, used at the coronation of every British monarch since George IV, commissioned by George III in 1760 and completed in 1762. Weighing in at four tons, it is decorated with tritons and cherubs, with side panels painted by Giovanni Battista Cipriani (not shown here). Quotes from its passengers include: 'tossing in a rough sea' (William IV); 'distressing oscillation' (Victoria); 'one of the most uncomfortable rides I have ever had in my life' (George VI) 'horrible' and 'not very comfortable' (Elizabeth II). For Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee a new state coach was built.
[Ref: 57831]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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A Stage-coach.
A Stage-coach.
H. Vernet. Imp Lithog. de F. Delpech.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Lithograph. Printed area 360 x 505mm (14¼ x 20"), with large margins. Tears and spotting in margins.
A stage coach pulled by four horses races by a windmill, passengers sitting on top, yet a dog's head sticks out the window.
[Ref: 57931]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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