Mid 19th century English Louth-London Royal Mail coaching oil by Charles Cooper Henderson (English, 1803-1877)
A mid 19th century oil on canvas of the Louth London Royal Mail coach crossing countryside by Charles Cooper Henderson (English, 1803-1877). The coach wearing the correct Royal Mail livery, black with red door and lower panels, Post Office red wheels, and The Royal Coat of Arms on the door. Signed with discreet monogram to one of the packages on the roof "CH". Complete in original Hay & Lyall gilt frame. The reverse bears the remnants of the framer’s label “Hay & Lyall, Decorators, Carvers, Gilders & Printsellers to the Queen, 73 Union Street Aberdeen, established 1811”. Hay received his Royal Appointment as Carver & Gilder to Queen Victoria at Aberdeen in 1846. English, circa 1850.
Before Louth railway station opened on March 1 1848, mail was delivered to and from Louth by horse-drawn mail coach, or post coach. Another Louth-London Royal Mail coaching oil by Charles Cooper Henderson is in the Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection.
This item is now SOLD and has been left in the Public Domain for research purposes.
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