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Trooping The Colour British Railways Horse Guards London

£2,500.00

Original vintage British Railways poster featuring Trooping The Colour painted by the late Christopher Clark RI in 1932 - The historic ceremony by the Brigade of Guards on the Horse Guards Parade in London on the occasion of the Sovereign's Official Birthday - depicting the Royal Guards in uniform on their horses on parade with the mounted Band of the Household Cavalry playing music on their instruments in the foreground and flags flying on the historic building in the distance, the text below with the British Railways logo and See Britain By Rail caption. Artwork by the painter and poster artist Christopher Clark (1875-1942). The annual tradition of Trooping the Colour dates back to before the 17th century; since 1748 the ceremony has been held to mark the official birthday of the British sovereign in June. Horse Guards Parade is located next to St James' Park and Whitehall in central London; jousting and other tournaments have regularly been held on the site since the time of Henry VIII (1491-1547); the area is now used for this annual parade and other ceremonies. Published by the British Transport Commission (London Midland Region). Printed in Great Britain by Jordison & Co Ltd London and Middlesbrough. Horizontal. Large size. Good condition, creasing, stains, tears, folds, backed on paper.

Country
UK
Year
1952
Style
Travel Posters
Artist
Christopher Clark
Size (cm)
127x102
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