Through the Floods" (19th Century Mail Coach) after James Pollard

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  • Source: eBay UK
  • Sold Date: Oct 24, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House

A Vintage

Fine Art Print


"Through the Floods"

From the original by James Pollard

Produced in London.

circa 1960

This item comprises the portrait as described above in good condition for its age.

This is a genuine vintage piece being 50+ years old - NOT a modern reproduction.


Overall Size:- 8 1/2 " x 12 1/2" approx, including the margin.

Image Size: 7" x 11" approx

About the Subject....

James Pollard was an artist and engraver working during the first half of the 19th Century. Pollard created prints of various sporting events such as fishing and racing, but he is perhaps best remembered for his many wonderful coaching prints, several of which are held in the BPMA’s prints and engravings collection.

Pollard’s artistic career and the great coaching era coincided nearly perfectly and resulted in some of the finest depictions of that time in history.

The great coaching era lasted only a short time, from the early days of the 1800s until around 1840, but the history of travel by coach and of the mail coach in England goes back much further. In 1580 the first coaches were introduced to England from abroad. These coaches were without springs and made travel both slow and uncomfortable. The poor
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