The Coronation of Queen Victoria
By GRAF, J., 1838
Her Majesty Proceeding in State to Westminster Abbey. Crowned June 28th 1838.
- Author: GRAF, J.
- Publication place: London
- Publisher: Ackermann & C., 96 Strand
- Publication date: 1838.
- Physical description: Lithograph, with hand-colour.
- Dimensions: Image: 340 by 517mm (13.5 by 20.25 inches). Sheet: 450 by 590mm (17.75 by 23.25 inches).
- Inventory reference: 12467
The large and imposing structure of Westminster Abbey can be seen in the background. To the foreground Victoria is shown peering out of the Golden State Coach, which has been used at the coronation of every British monarch since George IV. Her route is thronged by soldiers and the cheering public. To the far right of the image is a large five-tiered grandstand.
J. Graf (fl.1824–1852) was a printer and lithographer, working in London. He often describes himself as ‘Printer to Her Majesty’ or ‘Printer to the Queen’ on some lithographs. He also worked in partnership with Soret under the name of ‘Graf & Soret’.
Rudolph Ackermann (1764–1834) German born publisher and lithographer, was one of the most prolific and successful publishers of late Georgian London. He is known to have had several addresses on The Strand, where he ran drawing schools, sold artist supplies, and published prints and books. In the 1820s he opened outlets in Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, Argentina, and Peru.