Outstanding and rare antique English military hand-tinted lithograph depicting Life Guards on horseback passing the Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner by W. Robert and Lowes Dickinson. The Statue of Wellington can be seen on the top. The scene has a wonderful, just before sunset, tangential lighting that enhances the beauty and power of the entire composition. It is signed with a monogram and dated on the lower left corner of the image. Inscription below the image reads as follows:
To the most noble the Marquis of Londonderry, G.C.B. & G.C.H. and the Officers of the 2nd. Regiment of Life Guards." Dickinson & Co, 114 New Bond Street.
G.C.B. (Grand Cross Bath) are the rank letters for The Most Honourable Order of the Bath established in the year 1725 by King George I and awarded to senior military officers or civil servants.
G.C.H. are the rank letters for Knight Grand Cross established in the year 1815 by Prince Regent (later George IV) and awarded at At the monarch's pleasure.
Dedicated to the Marquess of Londonderry, a title in the Peerage of Ireland created in 1816 for Robert Stewart, 1st Earl of Londonderry.
Dickinson & Co. was a London fine art business established by Joseph Dickinson (1780-1849). William Robert Dickinson (1815-1887) and Lowes Cato Dickinson (1819-1908) were Joseph Dickinson's sons.
Toning, spots, print mounted on board, trim to lower margin text concealed by mat, pinholes to margin and minor imperfections as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Companion piece, "Entrance to Horse Guards from Whitehall", is listed separately.
Measurements: Mat: 31 13/16" by 26 7/8" (80.8 cm by 68.2 cm); Sheet: 28 3/8" by 22 1/16" (72 cm by 56 cm); Image: 24 3/4" by 18 3/8" (62.9 cm by 46.6 cm) approximately.
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