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Materials used

Paint, Wood, Board

Summary of The Post Office Mail Coach

Oil painting on board of Mail Coach outside an coaching inn and post office.

Full description

Oil painting on board, a busy scene showing a Mail Coach outside an inn with the sign of a Stag and Post Office on the other side. There is a Mail Coach with a four chestnuts fully laden with passengers and off to the side a change of four grey horses. Lots of bystanders looking on with dogs and another carriage in the back ground, in the far distance is a windmill.

Artist profile

Henry Thomas Alken was born in London in 1785 died 1851, part of a dynasty of sporting artists.

He was a prolific artist of hunting and coaching scenes.

Access information

The British Postal Museum and Archive

15-20 Phoenix Place



Picture credit

The British Postal Museum and Archive