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His Most Gracious Majesty King George the Fourth

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A long view of the royal procession as George IV travels to the House of Peers; horse-drawn carriages and foot soldiers line centre of street, crowds watching on either side, children, dogs and street traders among crowd, the Royal Carriage on the right, the buildings from the Admiralty to Parliament Street forming the back drop. 1821. Etching and aquatint with hand-colouring on two sheets, joined.
Additional Makers: Publisher - George Humphrey
Inscription: Lettered below image with title, followed by: "An exact representation of the Procession from Carlton Palace to the House of Peers, with Views of the Principle Buildings, from the Admiralty, to Parliament Street". With publication line: "Published by G. Humphrey, 27 St James's Street, London, the 5th of November 1821 / From a Drawing made on the Spot"
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