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The image size of print is 12 x 17 3/4 inches. Measurements do not include Decorative Text
THE MAIL COACH CHANGING HORSES by James Pollard
James Pollard (1792-1867) was born in London the son of Robert Pollard (1755-1838). Robert was already an established print publisher and engraver at the time of James's birth. By the age of fifteen James was infatuated with painting horses and was already emulated the work of other artists such as Ben Marshall. He worked with watercolors and oils until 1816 when he changed over to engraving in hope of more financial success. He sometimes engraved his own watercolors, but more often he engraved the work of other artists and for other publishing companies other than his father's. R. Pollard and Sons publishing firm found themselves in financial difficulty in 1820. The firm was saved by James's new prints of stagecoaches and other modern coaches. In 1821 he began to more patrons. In 1830-40 he started to do racing prints and some of the earliest steeplechase prints. He collaborated several times with artist J.F Herring. These collaborations are considered some of the finest examples of racecourses and stands of the period. James's father died in 1838 followed by the death of his wife and a daughter two years later. The series of these three deaths changed his approach towards his art. He never again worked in the same large scale. He instead concentrated on smaller, less detailed works. By 1859 he was once again in financial turmoil eventually moving in with his two sons in Chelsea where he died on the 15th of October 1867. Credits: Lane, Charles. British Racing Prints: 1700-1940. London: The Sportman's Press, 1990.
Here is a very High Quality HANDCOLORED ART PRINT on Textured paper. There are two different titles in this series. Titled: ROYAL MAIL COACH AND the THE MAIL COACH CHANGING HORSES.They are all listed here in the same catagory. Get both for a great grouping and at a fraction of the price at a Gallery.
This print list for $40.00 in the publishers current catalogue.
These prints are in stock and ready for immediate shipment.
This art print is new and in perfect condition. Direct from the original publisher. If you are familiar with art prints you will know I am offering a fine print at a surprisingly low wholesale price. Should you see shadows of letters in this picture be assured they are not on the print, just this jpg.