|Aquatint with hand colouring
|London. Published by R. Ackermann, 96 Strand. [c.1830]
|Image 323 x 510 mm
A lively coaching scene of the 'Tally-Ho!' Coach passing Windsor and Eton. The coach travelled between the Saracen's Head in Holborn to the Swan Hotel in Birmingham. The coach, pulled by a team of four, is full, with a party of gentlemen and ladies at each end, and a pair of ladies within. The livery of the coach and the tack of the horses have been picked out in added gold. A dog runs alongside, barking at the coach as it passes a milestone, which indicates 24 miles from London. In the fields before Eton and Windsor Castle, a team of farmhands is engaged in the wheat harvest.
Charles Hunt (b. 1806) was a British artist and engraver, and father of Charles Hunt II (b. 1830), also an engraver.
Condition: Trimmed close to image and lacking the inscription. Minor abrasions to surface of image.