Outstanding and rare antique English military hand-tinted lithograph known as Entrance to Horse Guards from Whitehall by W. Robert and Lowes Dickinson. It depicts in great detail English military on horseback exiting Whitehall Palace while passersby stand on the street outside the tall wrought iron gates. It is signed with a monogram and dated 1851 on the lower right corner of the image. Inscription below the image reads as follows:
To the Rt Hnble Viscount Combermere, G.C.B. & G.C.H. and the Officers of the 1st. 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 Field Marshal Stapleton Cotton, 1st Viscount Combermere GCB GCH (1773-1865), a British Army officer, diplomat and politician.
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), multiple repaired tears (mostly on upper right in sky and lower left areas) imperfections as shown. Price sharply discounted to reflect these condition issues
Companion piece, "Officers Passing Wellington Arch at Hyde Park ", is listed separately.
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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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