The Dover Coach..
ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR COACHING SCENE
Unsigned and undated but,
Original watercolour, 11 x 8 inches approximately, depicting a four-horse stagecoach on the open road, moving at a fast clip. The coach is well-loaded with six outside passengers in addition to the driver and guard with his post-horn. On the side of the driver's box is the word 'Express' and the coach door shows a cross-shaped figure with a motto and the words Dovor - London, surmounted by the names 'B.W. Horne, J. Watson, and C. Wright'. Additionally on the side of the coach can be made out the words 'Ship Hotel, Dovor', 'Lion Hotel, Canterbury', and 'Margate & Ramsgate', indicative of the route. On the boot is just visible the name of the coaching inn Hatchett's in Piccadilly.
Charles B. Newhouse, 1805-1877, was widely known for his coaching scenes and numerous prints were published based on his work..
[Stock No. 20459]