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The Elephant and Castle

Title
The Elephant and Castle on the Road to Brighton.
Author
FIELDING, Theodore, after POLLARD, James
Publisher
Published by J. Watson, 7 Vere Street,
Publication place
London,
Publication date
Feb. 7th, 1826.
Dimensions
Image: 540 by 766mm (21.25 by 30.25 inches). Sheet: 626 by 815mm (24.75 by 32 inches).
Price
£2,000
Reference
12593

Description

Engraving with aquatint and hand-colour.

Notes

The Elephant and Castle Inn was a public house and busy staging post, probably deriving its name from the coat of arms of the Cutler's Guild, which feature an elephant as a nod to the use of ivory in cutlery handles. It gives its name to the present area of London. There are a variety of vehicles going past the inn, including a private coach, stage coaches going to Bognor and Brighton, and a wagon.

Bibliography

Museum of London 002039.